Documents, photographs and archives complete the selection of paintings, evoking in turn Guillaume’s artistic training with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, his gallery’s most influential exhibitions, his privileged links with artists such as Derain and Modigliani, and even his involvement with the American collector Barnes in the United States. A "period room" also evokes the apartments of Paul Guillaume and his wife, Domenica, with several pieces of furniture that belonged to the couple. While this year we are celebrating 160 years since the first Franco-Japanese treaty, this exhibition highlights the still keen and renewed interest of the Japanese public in French culture.
CuratorsCécile Girardeau, curator, Musée de l'Orangerie
Hideko Numata, chief curator, Yokohama Museum of Art