action painting(redirected from Gestural painting)
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A style of abstract painting that uses techniques such as the dribbling or splashing of paint to achieve a spontaneous effect.
action painter n.
(Art Movements) a development of abstract expressionism evolved in the 1940s, characterized by broad vigorous brush strokes and accidental effects of thrown, smeared, dripped, or spattered paint. Also called: tachisme See also abstract expressionism
abstract expressionist painting involving typically the free and energetic dribbling or throwing of paint on canvas.
ac′tion paint`er, n.
Abstract Expressionism.See also: Art
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|Noun||1.||action painting - a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles|