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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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Edith Schaeffer, a Life for the Art of Life

Edith Schaeffer, a Life for the Art of Life

By Grace Song         April 19, 2013
Reflection on the life of Edith Schaeffer

Edith Schaeffer, who founded L'Abri (The Shelter) with her husband in the aftermath of WWII in Switzerland, passed away this past Easter Sunday, she was 98.

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Chef Christophe Bonnegrace: The Star is the Product

Chef Christophe Bonnegrace: The Star is the Product

By Gonzague Leroux             March 22, 2013
Encounter with Chef Christophe Bonnegrace

At 14 years of age, Chef Christophe Bonnegrace, a native of the French Riviera, hated school; he did not want to go anymore. He loved cooking with his grandmother but when his mother offered him an apprenticeship in cooking, he replied without missing a beat: "Cooking! It is for girls." Today, with international experience, he is head chef at La Villette in the "Village" in New York and has entered the prestigious list of "Best Chefs America 2013."

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An Exciting Time

An Exciting Time

By Thierry de Roucy       March 22, 2013

A brief and refreshing reflection on Lent, surprisingly defined as "an exciting time," a time to learn and relearn how to perceive the Resurrection in what lives and in what happens . . .

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ABC News Interviews Heart’s Home

ABC News Interviews Heart’s Home

March 15th, 2013

After the election of Pope Francis, ABC News visited the Heart's Home Center in Brooklyn to meet with Natalia Fassano, a lay consecrated woman from Argentina. Here is the video entitled "Missionaries in Brooklyn Hope Pope Brings Hope to Poor."

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

By Gonzague Leroux     December 25th, 2012

Listen to the Christmas Proclamation with translation in English.

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