Monet and Clemenceau – Japan in Focus

By Matthieu Séguéla, historian, lecturer and researcher

Clemenceau and Japanese Art
Georges Clemenceau was not only a statesman and friend of Japan in the diplomatic world. Very early on, he developed a love for the art of this country: a great collector of prints and ceramics, lover of the tea ceremony and admirer of Buddhist works, the "Tiger" had also been a "creator" of museums of Asian Art in Paris during the Belle Époque. In his originality and altruism, his Japanism echoed that of the artists of his time, from Manet to Monet. It is this Clemenceau, the aesthete and protagonist in the dialogue of cultures that Matthieu Séguéla invites you to discover