pleinairism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en plein air +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

pleinairism (uncountable)

  1. (art) The practice of painting outdoors, in the open.
    • 2017, Kathleen A. Foster, American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent, page 214:
      Some Americans may have concluded that such passionate pleinairism was unsustainable; it may have seemed too chaotic, insubstantial, repetitious, or ugly.

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