The Salon

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A 16th Century Tradition

With a modern twist

The salon was an Italian invention of the 16th century, which flourished in France throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The salon continued to flourish in Italy throughout the 19th century and was a gathering of people held by an inspiring host, most often a woman. During the gatherings they would amuse one another and increase their knowledge through art and conversation. These Salons often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate" (Latin: aut delectare aut prodesse). 

Thymele Arts continues this long standing tradition with exciting new works and thought-provoking discussion…

Past Salons

See scenes from our previous Salons....