Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés

SMART ArtZ Gallery, Melb Vic

The also rans (or those not in with the Sydney clique) from this year's Archibald Prize

Art Exhibition previously on in South Bank precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 18 June 2009 to Saturday 18 July 2009

Published by anonymous on Monday 15 June 2009.
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The exhibition follows in the tradition of the French Impressionists of the 1860’s. Manet’s painting Dejeuner sur l’Herbe was rejected by the reactionary French Academy, thus creating the impetus for the inaugural Salon des Refuses in 1864 – a break-away exhibition which also featured works by Cezanne, Pissarro and Whistler. Interestingly, these painters all went on to fame, whereas the painters selected by the Salon proper, and the judges, have all been lost to history.


Alfred Place, South Melbourne