Catherine Deneuve and the Mango.

One of my favorite scenes from the iconic French movie, Indochine (let’s face it: if it stars Catherine Deneuve, it’s iconic) is a conversation between Deneuve’s character, Eliane and her daughter Camille. The scene is the breezy, tropically humid plantation house in Vietnam, also called Indochine. The blonde and tres francaise Deneuve is dressed in a black […]

The Dance of Matisse

For me, “La Danse“ by Matisse is an image of “individual togetherness”. It pictures five figures with legs, arms and torsos contorted at different angles in various states of abandon under a midnight sky and on fertile ground. Often described as Bacchanalians in a civilized world and seen as a raw and vivid portrait of Man […]