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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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