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Jean Cocteau - (7/5/1889 - 10/11/1963) age 74. Writer, Actor, Director - Filmmaker, Novelist, Artist

Jean Cocteau - (7/5/1889 - 10/11/1963) age 74. Writer, Actor, Director - Filmmaker, Novelist, Artist

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau: In 1951, Cocteau directed a Kodachrome film in which he gives a guided tour of the villa now tattooed. Grainy, with bold dabs of vibrant colour, it is the very definition of painterly filmmaking. The villa, he says, “is another world, a world in which it is indispensable to forget the one in which we live”.

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau: In 1951, Cocteau directed a Kodachrome film in which he gives a guided tour of the villa now tattooed. Grainy, with bold dabs of vibrant colour, it is the very definition of painterly filmmaking. The villa, he says, “is another world, a world in which it is indispensable to forget the one in which we live”.

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau: “We see directly opposite us the island of Antibes,” he intones. “Then Cannes, then Nice. And on our right is Villefranche.” At times he remains silent, letting the camera slowly pan a room, allowing his artistry to speak for itself.

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau: “We see directly opposite us the island of Antibes,” he intones. “Then Cannes, then Nice. And on our right is Villefranche.” At times he remains silent, letting the camera slowly pan a room, allowing his artistry to speak for itself.

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

House tour: the tattoo-walled, French Riviera home of artist Jean Cocteau - Vogue Living

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