Matisse’s cut outs at MoMA: the mystery of Matisse’s “second life”

Matisse’s cut outs at MoMA: the mystery of Matisse’s “second life”

By Paul Anel
Translation by Nathan West

Sixty years ago, on November 3, 1954, Matisse passed away in Nice.  His health started to deteriorate in 1941 when he underwent an operation to remove intestinal cancer from which he would never fully recuperate.  Ever since that decisive date in the artist’s life, photos only depict him seated or lying in bed.  The war and all its spiritual weight, in particular the kidnapping of his wife and daughter by the Gestapo, contributed to Matisse’s terrible anguish.  Thus begins the last decade of Matisse’s life, examined in the exhibition « Matisse, the Cut-Outs » now open at New York’s MoMA after its opening season at London’s Tate Modern.

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Siki Im, style and substance

Siki Im, style and substance

by Cecile Fourmeaux

 

Siki Im is a designer and received unanimous great reviews during the Fall 2014 Fashion Week in New York. His collection points out our frail – yet free – humanity in the midst of growing technology. We had the great opportunity to meet this humble and passionate man, who is also an architect and a singer.

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