Jean Cocteau Art Quotes

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What did Jean Cocteau say about Art?

Jean Cocteau has written many quotes about Art. E.g.,

  • Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
  • An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
  • Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.

What are the top most famous Art quotes by Jean Cocteau?

Here are the top most famous quotes about Art by Jean Cocteau.

  • Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
  • An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
  • Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
  • Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
  • Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
  • Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
  • The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
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