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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.
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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
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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.
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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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A Watercolour painting B Oil painting C Sculpture D Action painting 10.
Qureshi is also drawing upon the tradition of action painting by welcoming gravity and improvisation into the artistic process: through direct physical engagement with the canvas, the act of painting becomes a performative part of the painting's expression.
Antonio is known for combining modernist techniques such as cubism and action painting in his works which run the gamut of representation and abstraction.
It is an action painting. It takes around 10 hours, without a break, to complete the artwork before it becomes dry.
Who invented action painting? A Pablo Picasso B Salvador Dali C Andy Warhol D Jackson Pollock 12.
Using techniques of action painting, Bove throws oil and enamel paints on his large canvases to create swirls and splashes of colour.
He was, however, best 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.
"Gulgee (created) portraits of well-known figures but is also one of the pioneers of action painting in the region.
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.
Which artist's work was described as 'action painting'?
Murakami took only 24 hours to complete this almost seven-meterlong painting, which he based on the traditional artwork but to which he added spontaneous movements and quick brushstrokes reminiscent of action painting. The section of the exhibition in which this object was displayed, focusing on the theme of eccentrics, also highlighted connections between Murakami and idiosyncratic artists of the past.
The 1955 piece "Bed" was a combination of action painting and readymade as he sprayed paint over a bed and installed it endways.

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