Jean Cocteau Coloring Book

Jean Cocteau Coloring Book

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A colouring book that delves into the dizzying imagination of artist, playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau.

In this lavish colouring book for adults, the fanciful, elegant world of artist, playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau comes alive. As a playwright, he is best known for The Human Voice (1930); as a filmmaker, for directing Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1948). In the 1910s, he was a prominent member of the Paris avant-garde, forming friendships and professional relationships with Picasso, Stravinsky, Gide, Proust and Apollinaire. His paintings and graphic art were playful, avant-garde expressions, exploring mythological themes and subjects, personal portraits and domestic scenes.

This book includes many of Cocteau's graphic drawings ready to be coloured in, alongside original illustrations for reference. It also includes images from the original film poster for Beauty and the Beast, playful doodles that Cocteau included in written letters to his lover Jean Marais and drawings of Parisian women, cats, sleeping figures, circus performers and other figures emanating from Cocteau's imagination.

Paperback / 56 pages