Manet was regarded as a flneur (a man-ab European History

Manet was regarded as a flneur (a man-about-town, a ladies man, a player). His paintings, The Absinthe Drinker/The Philosopher (1859) and The Luncheon on the Grass (1863) were rejected by the Salon at the Louvre. Identify and explain one reason why the Salon may have rejected these paintings, and whether you think his reputation may have influenced the decision.

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