Why did Napoleon III create Salon des Refuses?


Why did Napoleon III create Salon des Refuses?

Palais de l'Industrie:

The Palais de l'Industrie (or, Palace of Industry) was a Parisian exhibition hall. It was initially constructed for the Exposition Universelle in 1855. It was designed by Jean-Marie-Victor Viel and engineered by Alexis Barrault. The hall was extant until 1897 when it was demolished to make way for the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees, a centerpiece of the Exposition Universelle of 1900.

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The "Salon des Refuses" was housed at the Palais de l'Industrie. It was established by Emperor Napoleon III in response to public outcry...

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