Exhibition at the museum

Monet – Clemenceau

From November 14th, 2018 to March 11th, 2019 -
Musée de l'Orangerie
Map & itinerary
Claude Monet-Portrait de l'artiste
Claude Monet
Portrait de l'artiste, en 1917
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing
Don de Georges Clemenceau, 1927
photo musée d'Orsay / rmn © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi / DR
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On 12 November 1918, the day after the Armistice, the painter Claude Monet wrote to Georges Clemenceau, Prime Minister and his friend of almost thirty years: “I am about to finish two decorative panels that I wish to sign on the day of Victory, and am asking you, through your kind assistance, to offer them to the State... it’s not much, but it is the only way I have of taking part in the Victory. [...] I admire you and embrace you with all my heart”.
The exhibition file illustrates the links that existed between Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), both from a personal point of view and against the background of the First World War and artistic creation. The exhibition will focus mainly on the Great Decorations project of the Water Lilies in the Musée de l’Orangerie, a work that crystallises the links and ambitions of the two men, with the aim of bringing together art and nation at a crucial moment in history.

Virtual Reality: Claude Monet, an obsession for Water Lilies

With this focus, from 14 November 2018 to 11 March 2019, a rare experience in the heart of the collections is offered to the public, an immersion in a very special painting, Monet's Water Lilies, from Giverny to the Musée de l'Orangerie.

The exhibition is now over.

See the whole program