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(chiefly with reference to painting) in the open air.‘a group of works executed en plein air during the artist's stay in Rome’See also plein-air
open air, out-of-doors, outside, exterior, externalView synonyms
- ‘Many of the landscapes are painted en plein air where the subtleties of light and color are inspirations which are used to infuse the paintings with a unique sense of place and moment.’
- ‘Like the artists of the Barbizon School who strongly influenced his work, he worked en plein air, developing a great familiarity with particular landscapes, before finishing his work in the studio.’
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