Talk:Société des Artistes Indépendants

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At present, two entries point to more or less the same thing: The purpose of the Société des Artistes Indépendants was to arrange an annual exhibition of works of art by their members. As they opposed the official "Salons" of the Société des Artistes Français and the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, the Independants did not use the term "Salon", but labeled their activities as "annual exhibitions"; only critics labeled theses exhibitions as another "Salon".

To put it in a nut-shell: It's reasonable to point to the organisations behind these exhibitions, and not to art-critical terms. --RPD 21:30, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

  • A month has passed since my request to discuss the merge proposed - no reaction up to now. So, I am now continuing in the way I had proposed. -- RPD 20:48, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Merge completed. --RPD 21:05, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I've tried to rework and to expand some parts, but my editing was evidently premature: up to now no trace on the screen. So I am leaving for now, a bit frustrated. --RPD 23:18, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Les propositions ci-dessus sont exactes et mériteraient de figurer dans l'historique des Salons. Il suffit de s'en référer aux différents ouvrages de jean Monneret qu'il a publiés sur le sujet. Ces livres ont été édités par la Société des Artistes Indépendants (Grand-Palais des Champs Elysées - Porte C - 75008 PARIS).

Lost information in the merge.[edit]

At the merge of Salon des Indépendants with this article, IMHO some information of a clear encyclopædial interest was lost. If you search the older versions of Salon des Indépendants, and likewise if you compare with fr:Salon des Réfusés, you get an impression that the organisation of the salon was the first principal target of the society. However, in the merge, most of the information concerning the salon was lost; what now remains probably should confuse readers not having seen the older variants. It is sometimes unclear where "salon" refers to the "official" salon, or to the salon of the society.

The remedy would be to make the salon more visible, perhaps with a section of itself, within this article. IMHO, there is no need to re-split the articles. JoergenB (talk) 16:08, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Reworked entire article[edit]

This article has been virtually entirely reworked. The prior article didn't do justice to such an important venue in the history of art. Hopefully, this version will.Coldcreation (talk) 14:27, 15 March 2013 (UTC)