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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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In the 1998 "Welsh Oaks" series on view, Graham presents images as traditionally composed as those of any academic plein-air painter of a century ago.
Plein-air art about farming on exhibit in Springfield
For his first one-man show at the Galerie Walcheturm in Zurich, in 1991, Rondinone made a series of sketches of the Swiss countryside in an idealized style reminiscent of early nineteenth-century plein-air painting.
A slight wooden structure--a plein-air version of a camera obscura--framed and housed the birds.
The British Ambassador to Azerbaijan praised the works of art created within the plein-air.
The Plein-Air Painters of America is a fellowship of professional artists dedicated to the historic tradition of painting directly from life.
"Nelson Sandgren: Selected Oils, Watercolors and Lithographs from the Estate" is on display at the Karin Clarke Gallery at 760 Willamette St., including large oil paintings, lithographs and some of Sandgren's best-known plein-air watercolors.
Plusieurs projets sont inscrits pourtant au profit de la wilaya de M'sila dans ce domaine, en particulier un theatre de plein-air et un palais de la culture, a rappele le responsable.
Twenty-four of the finest Plein-air painters from throughout the Northeast will be gathering in Central Massachusetts for Alternatives' premiere Blackstone Valley Plein Air Competition and Festival, Sept.
En marge de la scene musicale, se tiendront des ateliers, du graffiti, du street art (toute forme d'art effectuee en plein-air, dans la rue, ou dans des endroits publics), des competitions de sports de rue et l'habituel Souk.
Events include a gubernatorial forum with Governor Phil Bryant, a luncheon program featuring the great-great-grandson of President Jefferson Davis, a lecture on the legacies of Mississippi's governors, a statewide flower show, plein-air artists stationed around town whose art will be sold that afternoon, musical performers, an American folk-music concert, children's activities, book signings, a bake sale, a silent auction, and more.