Oedipus Rex | Engraving

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  • Oedipus Rex | Engraving
  • Oedipus Rex | Engraving

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JEAN COCTEAU  |   1889 - 1963
Oedipus Rex | Engraving

This is a beautiful engraving by Jean Cocteau representing Oedipus Rex ( Oedipus the King) from the Opera of the same name. Oedipus Rex was an Opera by Igor Stravinsky premiered in 1927, the Libreto based on Sophocles's tragedy was written by Jean Cocteau.
This is an etching signed and dated 1952 on the plate.
Sheet size 32,5 x 24,5 cm  ( 12,8 x 9,6 inches)
Size 33,5 x 25 cm  (13,1 x 9 inches)
Framed

Jean Cocteau was a French artist, writer (Les Enfants Terribles,...), designer, playwright and filmmaker (Beauty and the Beast 1946, ... ). 
Friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Yul Brynner, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, Albert Gleizes, Igor Stravinsky, Marie Laurencin, María Félix, Édith Piaf, Panama Al Brown, Colette, Jean Genet, and Raymond Radiguet.



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