Salon des Refusés

Salon des Refusés

Art exhibition held in 1863 in Paris by command of Napoleon III for those artists whose works had been refused by the jury of the official Salon. Among the exhibitors were Camille Pissarro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James M. Whistler, and Édouard Manet, whose scandalous Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe was officially regarded as an affront to taste.

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