Origin of plein-air
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Origin of plein air
Examples from the Web for plein-air
But in the orchestra of Strauss, the color-gamut of the plein-air painters got a musical equivalent.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld
About 1881 he seems to have exhausted his direct interest in the plein-air movement.
Of course, plein-air painting was at first the chief object of their endeavours.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4)|Richard Muther
All three pictures are full of plein-air effect, the one at Verona especially.Great Masters in Painting: Perugino|George C. Williamson
This was the sentimental echo of his former genuine enthusiasm for plein-air effects.
British Dictionary definitions for plein-air
Word Origin for plein-air
Word Origin and History for plein-air
1894, from French phrase en plein air, literally "in the open air." The style developed among French impressionists c.1870.