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Jean Cocteau holding a large ceramic plate by Jean Cocteau

Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) provides some much needed levity in Masculin / Masculin at Musée d'Orsay in his portrait of Jean Cocteau and fr...

"Dogs, a cat and flowers oh my"-Jean Cocteau, Villa Santo Sospir 1952

Jean Cocteau Gold Brooch ~ An 18 karat clip brooch by French artist and stage designer, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). Cocteau designed this brooch of a woman (?) in profile pouring a jug of water in the late 1950's and had it produced by Fred, a famous Parisian jeweler. It is thought to be a reference to the zodiac icon Aguarius

Jean Cocteau - Light painting, 1950. One of my all-time favorite film directors.

Serge Lido - Jean Cocteau with cat, c.1960. … via Daniel Blau

Jean Cocteau, 1918. - Cocteau and the Parisian Avant-Garde In the 1910s, Cocteau formed friendships with many prominent members of the Parisian avant-garde, including writer Guillaume Apollinaire and artists Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso. He was so impressed by seeing the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky perform with the Ballets Russes that he met the company's founder, Sergei Diaghilev, and asked to work with him. Cocteau designed posters for the Ballets Russe, and in 1917 he was one of the…

Gabrielle Chanel by Jean Cocteau, 1937. Gabrielle & Jean were good friends all through their adult years.