Jean Cocteau

A photograph by Berenice Abbott, and its stubborn refusal to be read

By Harry Thorne

From Alexander Kluge on poetry to Hannah Arendt on totalitarianism: what to read this weekend

By Paul Clinton

Documentary - 21 Jul 2014

Marc Camille Chaimowicz muses on Jean Cocteau's murals in the church of Notre Dame de France in London's Leicester Square, and the prolific artist's complex relationship with religion, the avant-garde and European high society

Courtesy: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Forgotten murals by the late artist and poet, Jean Cocteau

By Jennifer Higgie
Paloma Varga Weisz, Krummer  Hund (Crooked Dog, detail), 2013, limewood, paint,  cabinet, 200 × 79 × 42 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London; photograph: Stefan Hostettler

From her father’s illustrations of Jean Cocteau’s poetry to Lucas Cranach, Giorgio de Chirico and Gerhard Merz, the German artist discusses the evolution of her pictorial language and

By Jennifer Higgie
A Gothic bookcase from the book Gentell Household Furniture, 1765, a reprint of a furniture pattern book owned by Pablo Bronstein

The first in an occasional series in which an artist, curator or writer discusses the buildings and environments that have most influenced them

By Pablo Bronstein

Nottingham Contemporary

By Kathy Noble

A new work is a retrospective, of sorts