I am a type of person who uses and reads words for what they mean. So I had to do some research on “salon”. See below. I now understand why I had no feeling for what was being done, I am not up to speed on 17th and 18th centuries. I wonder how much of Ideapod demographic knows this?
noun, plural sa·lons [suh-lonz; French sa-lawn] /səˈlɒnz; French saˈlɔ̃/.
a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
an assembly of guests in such a room, especially an assembly, common during the 17th and 18th centuries, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, etc.
a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
a shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, especially one catering to a fashionable clientele:a dress salon; a hair salon.
( initial capital letter ) (in France)
- the Salon, an annual exhibition of works of art by living artists, originally held at the Salond’Apollon: it became, during the 19th century, the focal point of artistic controversy and was identified with academicism and official hostility to progress in art.
- a national exhibition of works of art by living artists: