Salon

Definition of Salon

Sa`lon´
Old Salon. New Salon is a popularname for an annualexhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris at the Champs de Mars, by the Société NationaledesBeaux-Arts (NationalSociety of FineArts), a body of artists who, in 1890, seceded from the Société desArtistes Français (Society of FrenchArtists).
n.1.An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.
2.An apartment for the reception and exhibition of works of art; hence, an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris by the Society of French Artists; - sometimes called the

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