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Impressionist Painting En Plein Air

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will examine French Impressionism and en plein-air painting.

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This lesson discusses the development of Impressionist painting "en plein air" and explores the works of Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and James McNeill Whistler.

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Terms to Know

En Plein Air

Literally "in the outdoors".



Image of Monet, Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (in Sun), Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet_-_Rouen_Cathedral_-_The_Portal_(Sunlight).jpg; Image of Morisot, Summer’s Day, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Berthe_Morisot_-_Sommertag_-_1879.jpeg; Image of Cassatt, The Boating Party, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mary_Cassatt_002.jpg; Image of Whistler, Nocturne in Black and Gold, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Whistler-Nocturne_in_black_and_gold.jpg

Terms to Know
En Plein Air

Literally "in the outdoors".