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Le Salon d'Automne

The Salon d'Automne takes place between 9th and the 18th November at Espace Auteil.  If you wish to be considered for next year's Salon apply here, the deadline is mid June 2008.  Here are some photos from last year.

From Wikipedia....
In 1903, the first Salon d'Automne (Autumn Salon) was organized by Georges Rouault, André Derain, Henri Matisse and Albert Marquet as a reaction to the conservative policies of the official Paris Salon. The exhibition almost immediately became the showpiece of developments and innovations in 20th century painting and sculpture.

During the Salon's early years, established artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir threw their support behind the new exhibition and even Auguste Rodin displayed several drawings. Since its inception, the greats and future greats of the art world such as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso have been shown here.

After World War I, the Salon d'Automne was dominated by the works of the Montparnasse painters such as Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, and Georges Braque. Celebrated Polish expressionist painter Henryk Gotlib also exhibited. Sculpture saw the likes of Constantin Brancusi, Aristide Maillol, Charles Despiau, and Ossip Zadkine emerge as new forces.

In addition to painting and sculpture, at the Salon could be found the creations in the decorative arts such as the glassworks of René Lalique as well as architectural designs by Le Corbusier. Still an exhibition of world importance, the Salon d'Automne is now into its second century.

Exposition du 9 au 18 novembre 2007
Espace Auteuil-Place de la porte d'Auteuil
75016 Paris
Métro ligne 10 Porte d'Auteuil
Ouvert tous les jours de 11h à 19h30
Nocturne les vendredi 9, mercredi 14 et vendredi 16 novembre jusqu'à 22h

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