1. Jean Cocteau(French, 1889-1963)

    Untitled    1930


  2. Jean Cocteau

    Ceramic plate   via

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  3. cacophagy:

    Jean Desbordes, 1929 by Jean Cocteau 

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  4. nevver:

    “I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don’t like?” ― Jean Cocteau

  5. blushingcheekymonkey:

    jean cocteau

  6. 3wings:

    Jean Cocteau et le Sphinx, dans « Le Testament d’Orphée », les Baux de Provence, 1959
    Lucien Clergue

  7. de-salva:

    Jean Cocteau by Edward Quinn (1952.)

    Jean Cocteau: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Cocteau

    Edward Quinn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Quinn

  8. driftwork:

    Mary Butts by cocteau ..(1928) from armed with madness

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  9. aurorae:

    Pablo Picasso & Jean Cocteau

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  10. artistandstudio:

    Pablo Picasso postcard to Jean Cocteau, St.-Raphaël 1919

    (via crochet)

  11. amare-habeo:

    Jean COCTEAU (Maison-Laffitte, 1889 - Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) - Le Mystère de Jean l’Oiseleur, autoportrait n°21, 1924

    Galerie des Modernes, Paris

  12. oldhollywood:

    Jean Cocteau (self-portrait, 1954) (via)

    “Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort, the trifling feeling of escape experienced at a masked ball. He distances himself from that which he feels and sees. He invents. He transfigures. He mythifies…

    Journalists know this, or at least sense it. The inaccuracies of the press, and the banner headlines by which they are trumpeted, are soothing draughts to this thirst for the unreal. Accuracy is vexing to a crowd of would-be fantasizers. Hasn’t our age coined the term ‘escapism’, when in fact the only way to escape oneself is to allow oneself to be invaded?”

    -excerpted from “On Invisibility,” Diary of an Unknown (1953)