Definition of plein-air in English:
Denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism.
- Even before Parisian painters took it up, Provencal landscape artists had practiced plein-air painting.
- Even as the animated brushwork makes them teeter on the edge of abstraction, these works have the natural light of 19 th-century plein-air paintings.
- He studied at the Slade School, 1875-80, then in Italy and Paris, where he was strongly influenced by contemporary French plein-air painting.
From French en plein air 'in the open air'.
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