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The illustrators of La Gazette du Bon Ton
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Jean Cocteau

His first book was called The Magic Lamp. What image
perfect for this poet who was able to "rub" all over
great artistic revolutions of the twentieth century?
Cocteau was undoubtedly a Genius, a "Jinn" in the mythical sense,
this "powerful spirit whose mission is to be enslaved."
His whole life was controlled by Cocteau Art, and more to those
whose talent and beauty were able to "caress" the soul of discovery. Of
Proust, whom he accompanied his youth and his friendship Editor
Research with Radiguet which stimulated early gift or that Genet
revealed, Cocteau was for many writers, musicians, painters or
filmmakers a source of creative energy to none.
Frivolous prince of the Belle Epoque, Angel Heurtebise The Years
Crazy or Phoenix rising from the ashes of World War II, Cocteau
has through the ages, explore the arts and pierce the hearts of
generations of artists he was by turns inspiring, mentor, patron,
protector, lover and most faithful friend.
Le Feu Follet wanted to pay tribute to him by a small catalog
first editions and autographed works drawn from the course
This single Proteus arts.
Pablo Picasso, Kisling, Max Jacob, Raymond Radiguet, Misia
Sert, Maurice Sachs, Paul Morand, Jean Genet, Marc Barbezat George
Simenon, Henri-Georges Clouzot, René Clair, Renant Simone, Edith
Piaf ... friends with Cocteau Orpheus testify that, fifty years
after his death, "the poet is only pretending to be dead"
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