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exhibitions & events 2010

Salon Des Refuses

Salon Des Refuses
Glasgow Print Studio, Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 2nd July - 8th August 2010

Preview: Thursday 1st July 6pm - 9pm 2010

n 1863 artists protested against the Salon de Paris jury’s rejection of more than 3,000 artworks submitted to what was then greatest annual art event in the Western world. "Wishing to let the public judge the legitimacy of these complaints," Emperor Napoléon III decreed that the rejected artists could exhibit their works in an annex to the regular Salon, here the rejected works included such now-famous paintings as Édouard Manet's Le déjeuner sur l’herbe and James McNeill Whistler's Girl in White. The tradition if the Salon des Refusés continues since then. For this exhibition GPS will showcase works by workshop members which have been refused by the jury of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Image: Fiona Watson, An Imaginary Science, etching, 22 x 18 cm.


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