Considered with Picasso as one of the greats of twentieth-century painting, Henri Matisse was certainly a revolutionary artist in many ways and who contributed in his long life to redefining many formal and conceptual aspects of modern painting and sculpture. His debut in the art world takes place in Paris where he is one of the young "wild beasts" who take part in the artistic movement of Fauvism, a style characterized by the bold liberation of color from the role of reproduction of nature. In the latter part of Matisse's life, when he moved to Nice in 1917 at the age of forty-eight, Matisse prolifically painted a remarkable variety of models and objects in his studio, and eventually came to collage. This "cut-out" is the heart of the exhibition staged in Tokyo at The National Art Center, where Matisse's art consists of shapes and images of colored paper, cut out with scissors and glued onto paper. This exhibition will present a total of around 150 works and archival materials from the collection of the Musée Matisse in Nice: paintings, sculptures, prints and textiles, with a particular focus on clippings. In particular, Flowers and Fruits, a large and surprising recently restored cutout and the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence believed to be the culmination of the French artist's long career.