How Jean Cocteau influenced the bohemian art movement in Paris

Jean Cocteau, “Jeune Fille de Milly,” 1951, $75,276, Sept. 23, 2010.

During the golden years of Paris, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was the man who knew everyone and could do almost anything.

Nowadays, he’s probably best remembered by cinema buffs for such artful films as “The Blood of a Poet” (1930), “Beauty and the Beast” (1946) and “Orpheus” (1950), but Cocteau began his creative life as a poet and went on to write novels, critical essays, a scenario for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, memoirs and stage plays. He also dabbled in visual art. Read More +