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Sunlight and Shadow: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting
In the early years of the twentieth century, California produced a unique artistic style which combined several distinctive aspects of American and European art. This style, which is often called California Impressionism or California Plein Air painting, after the French term for “in the open air”, concerned itself with light and color. As a variant of the American Impressionist style, it focused directly on the abundant California light.
All visual experiences begin with light. The intent ofView more
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18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612
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