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Plein air

French, 'outdoors' or 'outside', applied to painting outside. Though artists have always sketched and studied outside - landscape sketches survive from Albrecht Dürer and many Italian Renaissance artists - many 19th-century artists began working outside as a way of overcoming the constraints of work in the studio from sketches.

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