Salon des Refusés, (French for Salon of the Refused) was an art exhibition held a hundred years before I was born in 1863 in Paris.
The esteemed Paris Salon sponsored by the French government and the Academy of Fine Arts refused two-thirds of paintings presented, including Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, and Johan Jongkind. The rejected artists protested, and the news got to Emperor Napoleon III,
The emperor wishing to let the public judge these complaints' legitimacy commanded the refused art to be displayed in another part of the Palace of Industry, thus the Salon des Refusés. By the same extension, Salon des Refusés refers to any exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show.
My selection of photos here is simply in jest, all in good light.
Don’t look at me, you Devil!
Ain’t nothing but a hound dog riding in style
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