Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Plein Air Art Exhibit in Laguna
On my recent visit to the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach I was charmed by the collection of California Plein Air paintings. Like their European and American impressionist predecessors, they brilliantly manipulated natural light to capture the mood and landscape of the majestic Pacific Coastline. Their works soon became the impetus for the California Arts and Crafts movement and shaped an array of artistic mediums including painting, sculpture and architecture. This delightful period speaks of the natural beauty of California.