Discover "Les Dessins Retrouvés" by Jean-Cocteau

A new exhibition presented at the Galerie Bert


CultureSecrets invites you to discover in private 'Les Dessins Retrouvés' (1917-1930) by Jean Cocteau at the Galerie Bert. Fifteen unpublished drawings by Jean Cocteau from 1924 are for the first time revealed to the public through a remarkable exhibition. Never published nor exhibited, these works on paper of great delicacy and rarity shed light on the Poet's graphic universe.

To know

In 1924, Jean Cocteau was 35 years old. That same year his first book of drawings was published published by Stock. The book gathers about a hundred illustrations including portraits of his friends Radiguet, Pablo Picasso, the countess of Noailles but also scenes of the daily life, allegories... The line is lively, the pure and elegant line, Jean Cocteau reveals himself as a reveals himself as a graphic writer with a perfect line. Drawings born a few months earlier, when the poet lost his dear friend Raymond Radiguet. A disappearance which had led him to the edge of despair with drawing as an outlet. The works exhibited are part of this particular period of the poet's tormented life. Each drawing reads like a story. They are entitled "La Pudeur", "Le Pianiste Cochon", "Une Belle Mort", "La Femme de Lettre", "La Douleur Exquise" or "La Tristesse of Orpheus". Funny and charming drawings, made of details and small refinements.

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Founded in 1982 by Dominique Bert, the gallery presents a selection of works by French and foreig

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Thursday, March 23 at 7pm

Bert Gallery 
31 Rue de Penthièvre
75008 Paris

Your name will be on a list at the entrance of the event 

31 Rue de Penthièvre
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