Jean Marais (1913 - 1998) :: Le Potier

Header Photo Credit: Page 113, Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

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Jean Marais :: Le Potier (French)

Above picture: Le jeune potier

Passant du poids de sa reputation de "coqueluche du public" a celui des incretitudes, Jean Marais ne sauve que par un travail inlassable. La decouverte de la poterie est l'occasion d'une nouvelle quete, d'une nouvelle aventure.

Il achete un camion de terre et, des heures durant, derriere son tour de potier, guide par un technicien, il decouvre de nouveaux gestes.

Son audace et son courage le conduisent bientot a posseder son propre atelier, a son enseigne, a Vallauris.

Cette nouvelle tache l'a-t-elle aide, selon le mot de Cocteau, a trouver de nouvelles "expirations"? Il se ressource, retrouve la confiance, rejoue "Les Enfants Terribles".
Virage reussi qui l'amene a d'autres succes et a l'etonnant "Cocteau-Marais", retour a l'ami eternal et hommage au Maitre.

"Le destin prend souvent figure de hasard; nous croyons que c'est le hasard qui nous dirige, mais c'est souvent une voix des profondeurs qui semble etre le hasard," disait Cocteau qui mettait aussi un point d'honneur a ne pas rester inactif, lui qui avait egalement appris la poterie grace a Picasso en 1953.

Source: Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

Jean Marais Le Potier

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Jean Marais :: Le Potier (English)

At the height of his fame, Jean Marais discovered pottery as an opportunity for a new quest, a new adventure.

He bought some earth and, for hours, behind his pottery wheel, guided by a technician, he discovered new techniques.

His boldness and courage led him to owning his own workshop, at Vallauris.

This new task did help, according to Cocteau, in him finding a new outlet to his artistic endeavours?

The "Cocteau – Marais" pact saw him find an eternal friend and his work can be seen as a homage to the master.

Cocteau himself had an unquenchable artistic spirit that roamed so many areas of the arts, and he also learned from seeing his friend's Picasso's pottery.

Paul Page, 2014

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Jean Marais - Le Potier
Photo Credit: Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique Book
Photo Credit: Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique Book
Photo Credit: Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

Jean Marais - Le Potier
Photo Credit: Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique Book
Photo Credit: Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

Jean Marais - Le Potier
Photo Credit: Jean Marais - L'Oeuvre Plastique, © Edisud

Becoming increasing hard to find the Jean Marais hardback art book L'Oeuvre Plastique (Edisud) is a must buy for anyone interested in the art of Jean Marais! Packed with illustrations of his paintings, ceramics & scupltors, it also includes a filmography and very rare photographs of the great man.

As of 2014 I managed to get 1 in stock. Details can be found at our new Jean Marais store.

Another place to obtain it is amazon.fr.

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01/ Biography (English)
02/ Marais @ 100 - Magazine Covers Smartphone Page (English)
03/ Rarities (English)
04/ Filmography (English, French)
05/ Le Potier (English, French)
06/ Ruy Blas (English, French)
07/ Jean Marais par Jean Cocteau (English, French)
08/ Dalida & Jean Marais (English, French)
09/ Jean Genet & Jean Marais (English, French)
10/ Bacchus de Jean Cocteau (English, French)
11/ L'appenti Fakir (English, French)
12/ La Maison du Bailli (English)
13/ Mila Parely (English, French)
14/ Georges Reich (English, French)
15/ Les Yeux (English, French)
16/ La Belle et la Bete UK Dvd
17/ Orphee UK Dvd
18/ Jean Marais Shop
19/ The Paintings of Jean Marais
20/ Gallery of Prints & Posters
21/ La Belle et la Bete Film Review
22/ La Belle et la Bete Gallery
23/ Orphee Film Review
24/ Orphee Gallery
25/ Eternal Return Film Review
26/ Les Parents Terribles Film Review
27/ Le Testament d'Orphee Film Review
28/ L'Ecrivain - Illustrateur
29/ Lithographies
30/ Bronzes
31/ Les Contes
32/ Lee Miller
33/ Interview de Jean Marais Sur Sa Peinture
34/ Television Appearances
35/ Photographs
36/ Expositions de Jean Marais
37/ Les Arbres du Piquey
38/ Je Suis Peintre
39/ Valse 1900
40/ Cocteau - Marais
41/ Pygmalion, Bernard Shaw
42/ Le Disciple du Diable, Bernard Shaw
40/ Oepide - Roi, Jean Cocteau
41/ Maria Casares
42/ Josette Day
43/ Madeleine Sologne
44/ Georges Auric
45/ Erik Satie
46/ Raymond Radiguet
47/ Pablo Picasso & Jean Cocteau
48/ Pablo Picasso
49/ Jean Cocteau
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