A film about the French artist Henri Matisse. Photos by A. Matisse over the years. Paintings, panels, collages and other works by Matisse, including: "The Joy of Life", "Dance". "Red Fish", "Still Life", "Odalisque". Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Exhibition of paintings by Matisse. The audience at the paintings. Senior Research Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin V.A.Mishin talks about the work of Matisse, about the collector S.I.Shchukin (synchronously and behind the scenes).