Foreign artists at the Salon des Indépendants

Art history

24Nov2017 13:00

PhD defence ceremony

How were foreign artists able to make a name for themselves at the Salon des Indépendants during the Parisian Belle Époque? This is the central question of Maite van Dijk’s research. The focus is on the Salon des Indépendants, as this was the most open exhibition in Paris due to the fact that it was unjuried. Despite its liberal policies, which allowed barely skilled amateurs to participate, the Salon des Indépendants became one of the leading cultural events in Paris and the main exhibition venue for the latest developments in the arts. It was a very accessible and attractive venue for foreign artists.

M.E. van Dijk: Foreign Artists versus French Critics: Exhibition Strategies and Critical Reception at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris (1884-1914). 


Prof. C.M.K.E. Lerm-Hayes.


Dr R. Esner en Dr L.A.M. Jansen (Huygens ING).



This event is open to the public.

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