It was a unique opportunity to discover the work of contemporary painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, naturalists and illustrators from all walks of life. It is also in this context that the Salon des Beaux Arts highlights several established artists. Their brilliant career is evoked in a few major works. In addition, around ten foreign delegations (Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, Spain, Hungary, Japan, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, etc.) reveal, in the heart of Paris, the artistic activities of all continents.
New in 2018 was the opening of the Naturalist section which was added to the five already existing sections (painting, sculpture, engraving, illustration-drawing and photography). This new section welcomed artists (all techniques combined), on the subject of animals, plants or more generally nature. The Gold Medal of this section was awarded to Vincent Truchet for these photos taken in French Polynesia. Magnificent snapshots of wild life that help to protect the environment, by raising public awareness of this issue which has now become vital for humanity. A spotlight on the artistic and original work of this wildlife photographer.