action painting

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action painting:

see abstract expressionismabstract expressionism,
movement of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the mid-1940s and attained singular prominence in American art in the following decade; also called action painting and the New York school.
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action painting

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
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Riopelle found refuge from Quebecois revanchism in the alternate AbEx universe of postwar Paris, where he soon became a highly regarded artist, right up there with Pierre Soulages, Georges Mathieu, Vieira da Silva, and other painters devoted to art informal or tachism (as the French equivalent to Abstract Expressionism was known).
Although European manifestations of this tendency--art autre, tachism, and art informel, e.g.--remain underexamined relative to their American counterpart, several recent shows have sought to redress this imbalance.
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