What You Don't See at the Royal Academy
In its 5th year Salon des Refusés Summer Exhibition is a collection of various genres and directions in international art of today.
DontDoDainty is proudly exhibiting 'Industrial Meadow' alongside over 100 other artists at this event organised by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery it shows paintings, graphic and mixed media works, photographs, sculptures, prints and video artworks rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. It is following in the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés (more on Wikipedia), when Napoleon let rejected works be exhibited alongside those accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of 3000 works.
It’s hard to believe, but Édouard Manet, Whistler and other artists whose works are worth millions now, were actually not accepted for the great Salon exhibition in their times in Paris. This is why we think that it’s very important to exhibit the artworks which were not accepted by the Royal Academicians, and invite the public to cast their votes for best artworks in the show. TOP-12 Artworks will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
Really looking forward to seeing you there!