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plein-air

(plān-âr`, Fr. plĕn-ĕr`) [Fr.,=open-air], term used for paintings or drawings made directly from nature and infused with a feeling of the open air. Painting outdoors is a relatively recent practice; the impressionists and the painters of the Barbizon schoolBarbizon school
, an informal school of French landscape painting that flourished c.1830–1870. Its name derives from the village of Barbizon, a favorite residence of the painters associated with the school.
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 made plein-air painting an important dimension of their landscape work.
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The Blackstone Valley, with its mixture of farms, open landscapes and 19th century mills, has been a prime area for noted Plein-air artists like the late Bernard Corey.
Bonhams & Butterfields will hold its next sale of California and American Painting and Sculpture in December 2007, which will feature an assortment of important western scenes, plein-air creations, genre paintings and land and cityscapes by established California and American artists including Maynard Dixon, Frank Tenny Johnson and John Marshall Gamble.
The collection is valued at $30 million to $40 million, including a large number of California landscape plein-air paintings purchased with funds from student body fund-raisers in the `20s, `30s and `40s.
Plein-air painting, once a central genre of modern art, has experienced such a precipitous decline in recent decades as to have practically disappeared.
The influence of the emerging art form of photography, the work of Corot and the plein-air painters, and then introduction of Japanese prints into the western art world are also addressed.
Coeval and consistent with The Venetian Painters (1894) and Lorenzo Lotto: An Essay in Constructive Art Criticism (1895) was his then radical taste for modern French, plein-air painting.
Thomas Kinkade will create on location an original Plein-Air Study that will be featured at a press conference held at Graceland on Friday, September 22, 2006 from 12:30 to 1 p.
Some of the work for this show is the result of the Guild's summer plein-air painting project.
Rosado is showing acrylic paintings in "Faces From the 2012 Oregon Country Fair"; Bourgault has a selection of his plein-air watercolor paintings.
A plein-air painting class is included in one of the packages offered by the Ventana Inn & Spa.
Ya'ari sets up his shots with a plein-air painter's sensibility for framing devices, paths leading the eye into the distance, and figures grouped according to compositional rules established centuries ago.