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La voix humaine, piece en un acte

Author:
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1956
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-3456

London.91102
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
London 1956
General:
Program notes on slipcase. Performer(s): Gaby Morlay; Max de Rieux, director.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Literature  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-3456
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51732e0fd-ab23-430b-95b4-1cf3e6719c00
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17754

Monroe Wheeler [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Subject:
Wheeler, Monroe  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1927
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0111974
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_111975

Mary Butts [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Subject:
Butts, Mary  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0124316
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_124317

(No Title Given: Man in a Room) [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0023847
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_23848

Jean Crotti papers

Creator:
Crotti, Jean, 1878-1958  Search this
Names:
Blancpain, Paul  Search this
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963  Search this
Christian, 1895-1969  Search this
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963  Search this
Coudour, Henri  Search this
Crotti, Andre  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Duchamp, Suzanne, 1889-1963  Search this
Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953  Search this
Everling, Germaine  Search this
Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953  Search this
Guillaume, Paul, 1891-1934  Search this
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954  Search this
Nokache, Armand  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée, 1886-1966  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Renoir, Pierre, 1885-1952  Search this
Reynolds, Mary, 1891-1950  Search this
Salmon, André, 1881-1969  Search this
Seuphor, Michel, 1901-1999  Search this
Severini, Gino, 1883-1966  Search this
Varese, Louise  Search this
Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965  Search this
Villon, Jacques, 1875-1963  Search this
Waldemar George, 1893-  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Poems
Essays
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1913-1973
bulk 1913-1961
Summary:
The scattered papers of French Dada painter Jean Crotti measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1913-1973, with the bulk of the material dated 1913-1961. Found within the papers are autobiographical notes and essays; correspondence with family and colleagues, among them Jean Cocteau, Andre Crotti, Suzanne Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp, Albert Gleizes, Christian a.k.a. Georges Herbiet, Henri Matisse, Francis Picabia, and Jacques Villon; notes and writings by Crotti and others; art work by Crotti and Paul Guillaume; a scrapbook; and additional printed material. Photographs are of Crotti, Suzanne Duchamp, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, and other family and friends; and of Crotti's art work. There are audio recordings on phonograph records of three interviews with Crotti and one with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blancpain.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of French Dada painter Jean Crotti measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1973, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1913-1961. Among the papers are autobiographical essays, correspondence with friends and family, including many letters from Marcel Duchamp, notes and writings by and about Crotti, printed materials, one scrapbook, drawings by Crotti and others, photographs of Crotti and his family and friends, photographs of artwork, and three audio recordings of interviews with Crotti.

Biographical material consists of autobiographical notes and an autobiographical manuscript Ma Vie.

Correspondence is with family members and colleagues. Correspondents include his brother Andr?©, wife Suzanne Duchamp, and other family members. There are eleven folders of correspondence between Suzanne's brother Marcel Duchamp and the Crotti family. A 1918 letter from Duchamp to Crotti is illustrated by Duchamp. Additional letters to Jean Crotti are from Jean Cocteau, Albert Gleizes, Georges Herbiet a.k.a. "Christian", Henri Matisse, Francis Picabia, and Jacques Villon. Three folders of letters from Georges Herbiet a.k.a. "Christian" include references to Francis Picabia and Germaine Everling and discussions of art criticism and Picabia's role in avant-garde art movements. Herbiet also describes a new painting procedure that he claims to have invented using a product that is impervious to acids, water, oil, or alcohol. There is a single letter from Jean Crotti to Pablo Picasso following their meeting in Cannes in which Crotti discusses a design with spheres and includes a sketch of his idea. There are also single letters to Crotti from Raoul Dufy, Walter Pach, and actor Pierre Renoir.

Notes and writings include poems, a script, and miscellaneous writings by Crotti concerning his art theories including "Tabu" and gemmail. Writings about Crotti are by miscellaneous authors including writers Waldemar George, Andr?© Salmon, and artists Armand Nakache, Am?©d?© Ozenfant, and Michel Seuphor.

Art work includes seven folders of drawings and an etching plate by Crotti, 83 drawings by Paul Guillaume, and portrait drawings of Crotti by Henri Coudour and Francis Picabia.

A scrapbook contains clippings, a letter from Paul Guillaume and a letter to Elizabeth Crotti from a friend describing a 1932 Jean Crotti exhibition in the Balzac Galleries in New York City, and a typescript "Una Collezione a Parigi" by Gino Severini.

Additional printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Crotti and others, reproductions of art work, and books Jean Crotti (1930) and Jean Crotti et la Primaut?© du Spirituel (1959) by Waldemar George.

Photographs are of Crotti, his family, friends, colleagues, and art work by Crotti and by Suzanne Duchamp. Of particular interest are photographs of composer Edgard Var?¨se and his wife Louise with Suzanne Duchamp, Jean Crotti, and art advocate Mary Reynolds in 1924, photographs of Crotti and Georges Braque examining a gemmail art work, and photographs of Crotti and Suzanne Duchamp talking with Pablo Picasso at Cannes and at the home of Bertrande Blancpain in 1957.

Sound recordings include two phonograph records of interviews with Jean Crotti, including topics "Assignment Switzerland" and "Assignment World." A third phonograph record contains an instantatneous disk recording of correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blancpain as well as an additional interview with Crotti.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1954-1955 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1916-1961 (Box 1; 43 folders)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1924-1958 (Box 1; 27 folders)

Series 4: Art Work, 1913-1925 (Box 1, 3; 12 folders)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1931-1935 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1921-1973 (Box 1, 2, 3; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1920-1957 (Box 2; 25 folders)

Series 8: Sound Recordings, 1955 (Box 3; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Jean Crotti (1870-1958) was a Dadist painter who worked primarily in Paris, France and New York. He was married to Suzanne Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp's sister, and friends with notable avant-garde and Dada European and American painters of the period. He is also known for creating the "Gemmail" technique of layering colored glass that produced unique color combinations when illuminated.

Jean Crotti was born April 24, 1878 in Bulle, near Fribourg, Switzerland, the son of a painting contractor. The family moved to Fribourg in 1887.

Beginning in 1898, Crotti struggled with questions of a religious and spiritual nature while at the School of Decorative Arts in Munich. Dissatisfied there, he moved to Paris in 1901, where he spent a year studying at the Acad?©mie Julian under Tony-Robert Fleury and Jules Lefebvre. Still dissatisfied in 1902, he established a small independent studio in the Rue Fontaine.

Crotti exhibited a canvas at the Salon des Ind?©pendants in 1907, and was accepted as a member of the Salon d'Automne in 1909. From 1910 to 1912, he was influenced by Cubism and its offshoot, Orphism.

To escape from wartime Paris in 1914, Crotti and his first wife, Yvonne Chastel, moved to New York City where Crotti had his first solo exhibition at the Bourgeois Gallery. In 1915, Crotti met Francis Picabia and also shared a studio with Marcel Duchamp who was a major influence. Crotti began his Dada period and was included in an exhibition of French paintings at the Montross Gallery in New York, with Duchamp, Albert Gleizes, and Jean Metzinger.

Crotti separated from his first wife, Yvonne Chastel, in 1916 and returned to Paris alone. By 1917, Crotti's marriage had dissolved and he married Suzanne Duchamp in 1919. Crotti met Suzanne Duchamp, also a painter, through his friendship with her brother Marcel Duchamp. During this time, Crotti completed and exhibited paintings associated with the Dada movement. One of his more notable works was entitled Explacatif, bearing the word "Tabu" that expressed Crotti's concepts of mystery and infinity with spiritual overtones.

In 1935 Crotti began to research a new technique using layers of colored glass, referred to as "gemmail." The term is a contraction of "gem" referring to the colored glass and "enamel" referring to the method of affixing the pieces of glass to each other. After much experimentation, an "enamel" fixative was found that would permanently hold the glass pieces in place while still allowing light to shine through all the layers. Several prominent artists including Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso became interested in using this medium. Crotti had the process patented, but in 1955 ceded the rights to Roger Malherbe who adapted it to commercial uses.

Jean Crotti died on January 30, 1958 in Paris, France.
Separated Material:
Two sketches and a print were also lent by Andr?© Buckles in 1981 for microfilming on reels 2394-2395 and returned. This material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The Jean Crotti papers were donated in two installments in 1981 by Andr?© Buckles and Alice Buckles Brown, Crotti's great-nephew and great-niece.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Poems
Essays
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Jean Crotti papers, 1913-1973, bulk 1913-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.crotjean
See more items in:
Jean Crotti papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9790c3ee5-acf6-44ec-b03f-8b3a8da017fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crotjean
Online Media:

Jean Cocteau : Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Keramik, Tapisserien, Literatur, Theater, Film, Ballett / herausgegeben von Jochen Poetter unter Mitarbeit von Dirk Teuber ; Gastkuratorin, Geneviève Albrechtskirchinger ; [Übersetzungen, Karin Hirschmann ... et al.]

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Poetter, Jochen  Search this
Teuber, Dirk  Search this
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
418 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
N40.1.C648 P7 1989
N40.1.C648P7 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383276

Le mystére laïc (Giorgio de Chirico) essai d'étude indirecte, avec cinq dessins de Giorgio de Chirico

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Subject:
De Chirico, Giorgio 1888-1978  Search this
Physical description:
80, [1] p., 2 leaves ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1928
C1928
Call number:
N40.1.C54 C66 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494373

The blood of a poet, a film by Jean Cocteau; translated from the French by Lily Pons

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Pons, Lily 1898-1976  Search this
Physical description:
53 p. : illus. 21 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1949
C1949
Call number:
N40.1.C648 P78 E1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494590

The visual art of Jean Cocteau / text by William Emboden ; introduction by Tony Clark ; edited, designed, and produced by Marshall Lee

Author:
Emboden, William A  Search this
Lee, Marshall 1921-  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
219 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
N40.1.C648 E53 1989
N40.1.C648E53 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412575

Cocteau on the film, a conversation recorded by André Fraigneau; translated by Vera Traill

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Fraigneau, André  Search this
Physical description:
140 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
[1954]
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Call number:
PN1994.C543 1954aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401285

Le livre blanc. [Illustrations de Jean Cocteau.]

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963 Biography  Search this
Physical description:
86 p., [6] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1900
1986
[19--]
20th century
Topic:
Authors, French  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C648 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494594

Jean Cocteau : the mirror and the mask : a photo-biography / edited & compiled by Julie Saul ; with an essay by Francis Steegmuller

Author:
Saul, Julie  Search this
Steegmuller, Francis 1906-1994  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963 Portraits  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : chiefly ports. ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Call number:
N40.1.C648 S2 1992
N40.1.C648S2 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450744

Visual poetry : a retrospective exhibition of the visual art of Jean Cocteau / [Text by Melinda Wortz and Stephen F. Baker]

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
University of California, Irvine Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet (6 p.) : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
Call number:
N6853.C714 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808589

Jean Cocteau and his world : an illustrated biography / by Arthur King Peters ; forward by Ned Rorem

Author:
Peters, Arthur King 1919-2001  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
France
Date:
1986
20th century
Topic:
Authors, French--Biography  Search this
Artists--Biography  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors--Biography  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C648 P4
N40.1.C648P4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_341888

Cocteau : catalogue de l'exposition "Jean Cocteau sur le fil du siècle."

Title:
Catalogue de l'exposition "Jean Cocteau sur le fil du siècle"
Jean Cocteau sur le fil du siècle
Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Physical description:
413 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829797

L'autre monde Jean Cocteau

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Physical description:
10 unnumbered leaves 32 cm
Type:
Books
Poetry
Postcards
Date:
1958
20th century
Topic:
French poetry  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028506

Drawings; 129 drawings from "Dessins." With a new foreword by Edward Dermit

Author:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 129 p. (chiefly illus.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
1924
[1972]
Call number:
N40.1.C648xA1 E1972
N40.1.C648xA1 E1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_18331

Jean Cocteau. Handzeichnungen, Lithographien Plakate, Bildteppiche ... Ausstellung 25. März bis 29. Apr. 1966 ... zur Französischen Woche in Hamburg. (Katalog-Bearbeitung Heinz Spielmann)

Author:
Spielmann, Heinz  Search this
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg  Search this
Kunstgewerbe-Verein Hamburg  Search this
Physical description:
36 p., several leaves of illus. front. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
(1966)
Call number:
N40.1.C648S7
NC1135.C66S8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101362

Jean Cocteau and the French scene / by Dore Ashton ... [et al.]

Author:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Subject:
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
France
Date:
1984
[1984]
20th century
Topic:
Authors, French  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C648 J4
N40.1.C648J4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_206635

L'art decoratif de Léon Bakst; essai critique par Arséne [i.e. Arsène] Alexandre; notes sur les ballets par Jean Cocteau

Title:
Art de Léon Bakst
Léon Bakst
Author:
Alexandre, Arsène 1859-1937  Search this
Cocteau, Jean 1889-1963  Search this
Former owner:
Cooper Union Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Bakst, Léon 1866-1924  Search this
Ballets russes  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 49, [8] p., 77 leaves of plates (some folded). Port., facsim. illus. (part col.). 41 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1913
Topic:
Ballet--Costume  Search this
Ballet--Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Set designers  Search this
Call number:
ND699.B3 A613 1913
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_663594

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