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— by Antonio Montalvan: A passerby observing an artist brushing strokes in the open air may have the impression of an artist working solely from optical phenomena. Outdoor painting is a form of art that requires rapidity to capture the sensual acuity of the precise moment: vagaries of weather, the fleeting speed of light and shadow. En plein air actually spells the difference between a camera and the human eye where the five senses are at work: sight, aroma, sound, texture, savor…

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