Les Coulisses à la fin du "Spectre de la Rose", 1923
However, it was not until his later life that Cocteau added art to his catalogue of theatrical productions, films and writing, experimenting in pastels, prints and posters and eventually taking up easel painting in 1950. Cocteau loved the spectacle of bull-fights, often watching shows alongside Picasso, and the Taureaux set of lithographs they inspired was published in 1965, two years after his death.
The title translated reads; Behind the Scenes at the end of "Spectre de la Rose", which is a short ballet about a young girl who dreams of dancing with the spirit of a souvenir rose from her first ball.
Published as a series of line cuts of Cocteau’s early drawings, dedicated to Picasso with the apology: “Poets do not draw. They untie the knots in handwriting and then retie them differently.”
A line cut is printed from a letterpress printing plate made from a line drawing by a photoengraving process. Also called line engraving.
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