Plein Air Sketching in the North

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Plein Air Sketching in the North

Published December 27, 2018

During the second half of the eighteenth century, the practice of using oil paint on paper while working outdoors became popular among landscape artists. Artists from Germany and Scandinavia often traveled to Italy and began making forays into the countryside to immerse themselves in nature and record their observations in small-scale studies in oil on paper.

Through thirteen works from the Thaw Collection of oil sketches, jointly owned with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this installation highlights the innovative approaches employed by northern artists documenting the varied sites and topography of their homelands.

The exhibition runs from December 11, 2018 through August 25, 2019 at the Morgan Library 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

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