Rediscovering Jean Cocteau: "The Juggler’s Revenge" at Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Written by: Nauradika Of London



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Amidst the contemporary fervor of the Venice Biennale, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection offers a rare glimpse into the multidisciplinary prowess of French artist Jean Cocteau through the retrospective "The Juggler’s Revenge." This exhibition, curated by renowned art historian Kenneth Silver, showcases Cocteau's extensive foray into various art forms, making it a significant event for admirers of modern art and those interested in the fusion of historical artistic movements with contemporary interior design.

About the Exhibition

Cocteau, often remembered for his collaborations with giants like Pablo Picasso and Sergei Diaghilev, is presented here as a master of multiple mediums including dance, painting, and film. The exhibit explores his relationships with Dada, Surrealism, and other avant-garde movements, displaying works that highlight his unique contributions to these genres.

Featured Artworks

Visitors to the exhibition will experience firsthand Cocteau's versatility through various mediums. Notable pieces include "Fear Giving Wings to Courage (La Peur donnant des ailes au courage)," a striking drawing that captures the essence of Cocteau's artistic and philosophical explorations. The artwork, featuring a nude figure and a flaming character, provides ample inspiration for those interested in the dramatic and expressive potential of art deco and surrealism in modern interiors.

Visit Details

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is located at Dorsoduro, 701-704, easily accessible from the Accademia vaporetto stop. This retrospective is an ideal destination for interior designers and art lovers looking to enrich their understanding of early 20th-century art movements and their influence on contemporary decor and design practices.

Date & Admission

For specific dates, viewing times, and ticket prices, visitors are encouraged to check the official website of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Pre-purchasing tickets is advisable to ensure availability on your chosen day.