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Halsman and Cocteau


A handful of the many photographs Philippe Halsman made with Jean Cocteau in 1949. The Dream of the Poet. The Blind Poet believes that he is the Emperor of China (Jean Cocteau with Birds). Cocteau with actress Ricki Soma and dancer Leo Coleman. Previously on { feuilleton } • La Belle et la Bête posters […]

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The skull beneath the skin


All Is Vanity by Charles Allan Gilbert (1892). The surreptitious skull is another of those perennial motifs that recur in art from time to time and one which has become especially prevalent since the late 19th century. There seem to be a number of reasons for this, the most obvious being that if you’re going […]

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Dalí Atomicus


Photographed by Philippe Halsman in 1947, one of Halsman’s many Dalí portraits.

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