Jean Cocteau – Metamorphosis
Jean Cocteau is an artist who appeals to the imagination. He expressed himself in almost every possible artistic medium: from poetry and literature, visual art and design to theatre, and his personal favourite medium: film. But even more than for his work, Cocteau was known for his remarkable life. He surrounded himself with celebrities like Sergei Diaghilev, Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso, and Coco Chanel and was regularly condemned for his homosexuality and drug use. Cocteau’s oeuvre heralds the multidisciplinary practices of today’s designers and artists. ‘Jean Cocteau: Metamorphosis’ sheds light on his continued self-transformation and his quest for identity.