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action painting

A style of abstract painting that uses techniques such as the dribbling or splashing of paint to achieve a spontaneous effect.

action painter n.

action painting

(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

ac′tion paint`ing

abstract expressionist painting involving typically the free and energetic dribbling or throwing of paint on canvas.
[1950–55, Amer.]
ac′tion paint`er, n.

Action Painting

Abstract Expressionism.
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Noun1.action painting - a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractionsaction 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
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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Budhrani will exhibit his abstract expressionist paintings and demonstrate his unique technique of action painting at Sikka, from March 17 to 19 outside the Mawaheb studio.
I ask him whether, at the time, he knew Hans Namuth's photographs of Pollock in full flow on an action painting, all movement and bravado.
The 1955 piece "Bed" was a combination of action painting and readymade as he sprayed paint over a bed and installed it endways.
He was influenced by trends in action painting and was greatly inspired by the styles of Islamic calligraphy.
It is not uncommon for artists to use popular illustration to convey a combination of menace and innocence: Think Sue Williams's comic-book takes on action painting, for example, or Rivane Neuenschwander's blank Color Field cartoon panels with solitary speech bubbles floating above.
Action painting practiced by Pollock became one of the precursors of performances, which are in the mainstream of contemporary art today.
Art critics remember him as a gifted and consummately skilled naturalistic portrait painter and known worldwide for his abstract work, which was inspired by Islamic calligraphy and was also influenced by the action painting movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
Fortune is interested in explicating Elaine's Boldini-like revision of the spontaneous energy of Action Painting to adumbrate quickly executed summaries of her subjects' recognizable gestures, in this way amalgamating traditional likeness with Abstract Expressionism's demonstration of the process of becoming.
Her medium is acrylic on large canvases and her method is to work quickly, using her body physically in an action painting manner.
the nature of the work involved in this market of paintings focuses on action painting -Land parks; : -Access; : -Alleys; : -Benches; : -SAS; : -Walls and columns; : - Pictograms; : - Etc.
Invoking Jonas's multi-disciplinary works of the '60s as well as action painting and performance, Mangiardi transformed the artist's text into an exercise mired in complexity and restraint.
Combining the shape studies of Matisse's cutouts and the action painting of Pollock resulted in marvelous "action collages.

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