La Côte d’Azur des Peintres : Jean Cocteau

The painting shows us the Rue Obscure that reminded him of the Villefranche of his youth. He wrote that he was born several times, including once in Villefranche. Sensitive to the architecture of this street, Jean Cocteau filmed 'The Testament of Orpheus' there in 1959.

By following this itinerary in the footsteps of the great masters, you will discover some remarkable sites and works of art. It is punctuated by nearly 80 lecterns placed at the exact spot where they painted their pictures. Your vision will merge with that of the artists. Face to face with these landscapes from another time you will sense their emotions, understand the love-affair that has linked them so strongly to the Côte d’Azur.
The painting 'Souvenir' (Recollection) shows us the Rue Obscure that reminded him of the Villefranche of his youth. He wrote that he was born several times, including once in Villefranche. Sensitive to the architecture of this street, Jean Cocteau filmed 'The Testament of Orpheus' there in 1959.
Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte 1889 - Milly-la-Forêt 1963)
Rue Obscure (1956/1957)
Oil on canvas, 79 x 64 cm
Original: Villefranche-sur-Mer Town Hall

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