Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART: Jean Cocteau

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Jean Cocteau
Image View: 
Detail, abstracted face and figure
Creator: 
Albert Gleizes (French painter, 1881-1953)
Location: 
repository: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Madrid, Spain) DO02765
Location Note: 
52 Santa Isabel Street
GPS: 
+40.408889-3.694444
Date: 
1916 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Cubist; Twentieth century
Work Type 1: 
painting (visual work)
Classification: 
Paintings
Material: 
oil paint and plaster on canvas
Technique: 
oil painting (technique)
Measurements: 
116 cm (height) x 79.5 cm (width)
Subjects: 
abstraction; portrait
Description: 
Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme", 1912. With the outbreak of World War I, Albert Gleizes re-enlisted in the French army. He was put in charge of organizing entertainment for the troops and as a result was approached by Jean Cocteau to design the set and costumes for the William Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with Georges Valmier. (Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier: 
7A1-RIVERA-MRS-JC-A012
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.