Erik Satie
Silvia Monfort
(Movies & TV)
Louis Durey
Pablo Picasso
(Visual Arts)
Francis Poulenc
Georges Auric
Raymond Radiguet

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Jean Cocteau

Knowledge Identifier: +Jean_Cocteau


Jean Cocteau

French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmakeradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1889.

Countries: France (58%), (9%), United States (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Erik Satie, Silvia Monfort, Louis Durey

Linked to: Princeton University Art Museum, Le Gendarme incompris




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Jean Cocteau was born in 1889 add something


Paul Iribe - Signing his work Jim, a caricature drawn by the unknown Jean Cocteau was published in "Le Témoin" In 1910; his likeness of actress Sarah Bernhardt was well received and brought him instant recognition


In 1912, he collaborated with Leon Bakst on Le Dieu bleu for the Ballets Russes; the principal dancers being Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky. add something


Erik Satie - With Jean Cocteau, whom he had first met in 1915, Satie started work on incidental music for a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Erik Satie - From 1916, he and Cocteau worked on the ballet Parade, which was premiered in 1917 by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets russes, with sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso, and choreography by Leonide Massine.


Max Jacob - He would become close friends with Jean Cocteau, Jean_Hugo, Christopher Wood and Amedeo Modigliani, who painted his portrait in 1916


Russian choreographer Sergei Diaghilev persuaded Cocteau to write a scenario for a ballet, which resulted in Parade, in 1917. add something


Guillaume Apollinaire - During this period he coined the word surrealism in the programme notes for Jean Cocteau's and Erik Satie's ballet "Parade", first performed on 18 May 1917


In 1918 he met the French poet Raymond Radiguet. add something


Igor Stravinsky - That was exactly what Jean Cocteau had done, when commenting deprecatingly on Stravinsky in his 1918 book Le Coq et l'Arlequin.


Louis Durey - Despite the acclaim they received, Durey did not participate in the group's 1921 collaborative work "Les mariés de la tour Eiffel", a decision which was a source of great irritation to Jean Cocteau


Marcelle Meyer - In 1922 Jacques-Émile Blanche painted Marcelle Meyer in the company of Jean Cocteau and Les Six, a group of composers consisting of Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre


There is disagreement over Cocteau's reaction to Radiguet's sudden death in 1923, with some claiming that it left him stunned, despondent and prey to opium addiction. add something


Francis Poulenc - In 1923, Poulenc was "unable to do anything" for two days after the death from typhoid fever of twenty-year-old novelist Raymond Radiguet, Jean Cocteau's lover.


Mary Butts - A portrait of Mary Butts was painted in 1924 by Cedric Morris, and a portrait drawing of her was made by Jean Cocteau


In Opium: Journal of drug rehabilitation (Opium : Journal d'une desintoxication), he recounts the experience of his recovery from opium addiction in 1929. add something


Jacques Natteau - Growing up in Paris's artistic 6th Arrondissement in the 1930s, Natteau came to know such luminaries as Jean Cocteau, Jacques_Prévert, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso


Blood of a Poet Trailer 1930


Jean-Pierre Aumont - However, his most important, career-defining role came in 1934, when Jean Cocteau's play, "La Machine infernale" , was released


Fred Joaillier - The first store opened in Paris in 1936 and became famous for its jewels designed by Jean Cocteau, and for its famous client such as Marlène Dietrich or Grace Kelly


Elsa Schiaparelli - In 1937, Schiaparelli collaborated with the artist Jean Cocteau to design a jacket and an evening coat for that year's Autumn collection


Peggy Guggenheim - In January 1938, Guggenheim opened a gallery for modern art in London featuring Jean Cocteau drawings in its first show, and began to collect works of art.


Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell - Then, from 1939, the Gymnase allowed productions of several works by Marcel Pagnol, Jean Cocteau, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon, Sacha Guitry, Félicien Marceau and Jean Genet


In 1940, Le Bel Indifferent, Cocteau's play written for and starring Édith Piaf, was enormously successful. add something


Cocteau effusively praised Breker's sculptures in an article entitled 'Salut à Breker' published in 1942. add something


In 1945, Cocteau was one of several designers who created sets for the Theâtre de la Mode. add something


Christian Marquand - His first film appearance was in Jean Cocteau's "La Belle et la Bête" in 1946


Le jeune homme et la mort - "'Le Jeune Homme et la Mort"' is a ballet by Roland Petit, choreographed in 1946 to Bach's "Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor", BWV 582, with a one-act libretto by Jean Cocteau


Jean-Charles Tacchella - In 1948, Tacchella, along with Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Astruc, Claude Mauriac, René Clément and Pierre Kast, established Objectif 49, an avant-garde film club whose president was Jean Cocteau


Silvia Monfort - In 1948, she played the role of Édith de Berg in the cinematic adaptation of "L'Aigle à deux têtes" by Cocteau beside Feuillère and Jean Marais


Les Parents terribles (film) - "'Les Parents terribles"' is a 1948 film adaptation directed by Jean Cocteau from his own stage play "Les Parents terribles"


Antonin Artaud - As a result, Fernand Pouey, the director of dramatic and literary broadcasts for French radio, assembled a panel to consider the broadcast of " Among the approximately 50 artists, writers, musicians, and journalists present for a private listening on 5 February 1948 were Jean Cocteau, Paul_Éluard, Raymond Queneau, Jean-Louis Barrault, René Clair, Jean Paulhan, Maurice Nadeau, Georges Auric, Claude Mauriac, and René Char


Mondrian Hotel - Designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz was once again commissioned to design the interior of the hotel, and he based the design on Jean Cocteau's 1949 film La Belle et la Bête


Roger Leenhardt - In 1949, he fostered the creation of the cinema club Objectif 49 of which he was the co-president with Robert Bresson and Jean Cocteau


Jacques Rivette - Inspired by Jean Cocteau's book on the making of "La Belle et la Bête", Rivette made his first short film, "Aux Quatre Coins", in 1949


Les Enfants Terribles (film) - "'Les Enfants Terribles"' is a 1950 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and based on Jean Cocteau's novel of the same name


Leni Riefenstahl - Cannes Film Festival - In 1954, Jean Cocteau insisted on "Tiefland" being shown at the Cannes Film Festival, which he was running that year


Philip Glass - In 1954 Glass went to Paris for the first time, encountering the films of Jean Cocteau, which made a lasting impression on him


In 1955 Cocteau was made a member of the Academie française and The Royal Academy of Belgium. add something


Michel Boisrond - A former apprentice of Jean Delannoy, Jean Cocteau, and René Clair, Michel Boisrond debuted as a full-fledged director in 1955 with "Cette Sacrée Gamine" starring Brigitte Bardot


Annie Girardot - Her performance in Jean Cocteau's play "La Machine à écrire" in 1956 was admired by the author who called her "The finest dramatic temperament of the Postwar period"


Jean Paul Brusset - In 1956 he collaborated with Jean Cocteau in the decoration of the chapel of Saint Pierre in Villefranche-sur-Mer; and in 1957 he exhibited at the Galerie Vendôme in Paris


Enid Starkie - She secured an honorary doctorate for Jean Cocteau in 1956


Jean-Luc Godard - In 1958 Godard, with a cast that included Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anne Colette, made his last short before gaining international prominence as a filmmaker, "Charlotte et son Jules", a homage to Jean Cocteau


LE TESTAMENT D'ORPHEE - Jean Cocteau extrait.


Cocteau died of a heart attack at his chateau in Milly-la-Forêt, Essonne, France, on 11 October 1963 at the age of 74. add something


Cocteau died of a heart attack at his chateau in Milly-la-Forêt, Essonne, France, on 11 October 1963 at the age of 74 add something


Pelleas et Melisande (opera) - Notable later productions include those with set designs by Jean Cocteau , and the 1969 Covent Garden production conducted by Pierre Boulez


Silvia Monfort - She incarnated the Sphinx of Cocteau's "The Infernal Machine" in festivals as well as on television with Claude Giraud in 1963


Cannes Film Festival - In 1965, an hommage was paid to Jean Cocteau after his death, and he was named Honorary President for life


Roland Lethem - Influenced at his beginnings by Buñuel, Cocteau, the surrealists and by the Japanese cinema , stunned by the Festival of the film expérimental of Knokke in 1967 and by May 1968, Roland Lethem wants to push the people to look at the things of which they say they are freed, it's to say to place them in front of their responsibilities


Sebastian Spreng - In 1978 he was the stage-designer for a theater production of Jean Cocteau's L'aigle à deux têtes starring Miguel Angel Sola in Buenos Aires and worked as illustrator and designer


Silvia Monfort - To celebrate the centenary of Cocteau's birth, she appeared for the last time on the Vaugirard stage in a poetic and musical spectacle, "The Two Ways", in 1989


Sean Mathias - In 1994, Mathias won the London Critics Circle Theatre *award for Best Director for Noël Coward's "Design for Living" and Jean Cocteau's "Les Parents terribles", starring Sheila Gish, Frances de la Tour, Alan Howard and Jude Law


Alphonso Lingis - For example, on 20 January 1997, he delivered a lecture on animal metaphors for human behavior at a small gallery in the center of Kyoto, Japan, dressed as a Geisha before a screen of alternating projections of images of ablutions at the River Ganges, Jean Cocteau's film "La Belle et la Bête" and improvisations on the shamisen by Katagiri Mamoru


Ivo van Hove - Since 2001, he has worked at the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, where he has directed "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, the marathon performance of "Romeinse Tragedies" , "Opening Night" by John Cassavetes, "Rocco and his brothers" by Luchino Visconti, and "Teorema" , "Antonioni-project" in tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni, "Kreten en gefluister" by Ingmar Bergman, "La voix humaine " by Jean Cocteau, "Zomertrilogie" in tribute to Carlo Goldoni, and "Kinderen van de Zon" by Gorki for Toneelgroep Amsterd