What is the face of love?
We present for your consideration an original drawing by Jean Cocteau.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. He was one of the foremost creatives of the surrealist, avant-garde and dadaist movement - one of the most influential figures in the early 20th century art world.
The National Observer suggests that, "Of the artistic generation whose daring gave birth to 20th century art, Cocteau came closest to being a Renaissance man."
You may recall his unforgettable movie "Orpheus" created in 1950.
The ancient mythological figure Orpheus was a legendary musician, a prophet in ancient Greek religion, a renowned poet and, according to legend, travelled with Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece.
His love was expressed by ultimately descending into the Underworld of Hades to recover his lost wife Eurydice. Wow!
The gift of this drawing to the one you love will be an everlasting reminder of that which we are willing to sacrifice for love.
Notations in his pen, indicate Cocteau's charming personality as he uses a drawing to send a message to his own friend.
A very personal piece.
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