Cocteau, an artist of many talents
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a multi-talented 20th century artist: as a writer and poet, illustrator and painter, director and actor, he embodied all the arts.
A complex and fascinating personality, often severely criticised for his choices, and disconcertingly apolitical during the 1940s, he is impossible to categorise.
"I have been accused of leaping from branch to branch. It is true, but always in the same tree."
His tumultuous life is constantly reflected in his work, inciting within us an enduring desire to enter into his world and share his encounters, his friendships, his loves.