Pieces of Matisse

Matisse sent test pieces like these to his clients for color approval
Red Interior. Still Life on a Blue Table, 1947

I visited 'Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs' exhibition @ Tate, but appreciated the book that accompanied the show even more. A lot of beautiful photos of Matisse at work, clipping, pointing out pieces of colored paper against the wall. Too bad his collection of gigantic scissors wasn't captured in film nor present in the exhibition.