By James S. Williams
From the paranormal attractiveness and the Beast to the surreal Orpheus motion pictures, Jean Cocteau is popular as a number one determine in ecu cinema in addition to an artistic strength participating with artists as varied as Picasso, Diaghilev and Edith Piaf. but Cocteau's paintings and lifestyles have not often been tested jointly. comparing Cocteau's occupation and his interesting own lifestyles on equivalent phrases, James S. Williams deals right here a groundbreaking research that units them either inside of hugely revealing ancient and creative contexts. James S. Williams' biographical research of this poet, dramatist, novelist, fashion designer, and filmmaker centres round Cocteau's consistent self-questioning and the way it permeated his paintings. From Cocteau's paintings in type and images to his formal experimentation, to his large collaborations with male acquaintances and enthusiasts, the ebook charts the complicated and unpredictable evolution of his paintings and aesthetic. Williams argues that Cocteau's physique of labor is healthier considered as a moral, erotic venture of aesthetics that contains very important ramifications for our modern realizing of being and subjectivity. an enticing and totally available account, "Jean Cocteau" is key studying for all these fascinated with the fellow and his unforgettable paintings.
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