Plein-air painting was supersexy 150 years ago, when Monet and his indie impressionist bros trekked outdoors in search of the perfect natural lighting. Though these bad-boy artists were shunned for their bastardized practice during their careers, we now see their disciples – the retired, pony-tailed therapist wearing mandals and painting the scenery – on every major beach. Sure, we make fun of the impotent old farts, but they prove that the outdoor style is fully embraced in modern art. In the tradition of capturing the dynamism of movement in nature,... More >>>