The Salon is the official exhibition of art sponsored by the Academy of Fine Arts in France and held almost once every year from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

The Salon Des Refuse is an 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, Monet, Degas, Renoir, James M. Whistler, and Édouard Manet, whose scandalous Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe was officially regarded as an affront to taste.

Yes, Manet, Renoir, Degas, and Pissarro were rejects.

Relativity and irony.