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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.
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.
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Hurt went on to graduate from the University of Virginia in 1952 and thereafter became a plein-air landscape painter in the modernist style.
Some of the work for this show is the result of the Guild's summer plein-air painting project.
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A plein-air painting class is included in one of the packages offered by the Ventana Inn & Spa.