200 works tell the entire career of Matisse. Oil paintings, sculptures, ink drawings, prints, clippings, illustrations, sketches and fabrics are assembled with the intention of underlining Matisse's role as "curator" of the exhibition itself: most of the works in fact come from his personal collection and each work is exhibited respecting the wishes of the artist. The exhibition unfolds along ten sections, following the chronology of Matisse's life and career. It includes his early copies of old masters and stylistic explorations as an art student, works representative of the artist's turn towards Fauvism, and later, studies of the human body and portraiture through mediums such as sculpture, sketches and prints. There are also works inspired by his 1930 trip to Tahiti, an iconic series of colored oil paintings and ink drawings from the 1940s, as well as clippings, book illustrations and textile works from his later years. In closing the sketches and models of his work of him in the chapel of Vence, when he was almost eighty years old.