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Action painting

Definition of the noun action painting

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noun

  1. a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles

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noun

  1. [arts] A genre of modern art in which the paint is dribbled, splashed or poured onto the canvas to obtain a spontaneous and totally abstract image

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Action Painting a.k.a. Action Painting! is a musical group.

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"Action Painting" is a musical album of Speaker Bite Me.

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"Action painting" is a book by Jackson Pollock.

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Action painting, sometimes called "gestural abstraction", is a style of painting in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied. The resulting work often emphasizes the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

The term action painting, coined by Harold Rosenberg in an essay in Art Newsin 1952,designates what was most important to the first generation of New York School poets in contemporary avantgarde painting. Rosenberg's term implies, first ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

The critic Harold Rosenberg defined action painting in an article, “The American Action Painters” ( 1952), ...

Google previewThe Questions Dictionary of Art (2010)

by Rob Barnes

Action painting is the Creation of paintings by Splashing and dribbling paint onto Surfaces. It began with large canvases painted by the American Jackson Pollock from 1947 onwards using this method. Action ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Art (2004)

by Ian Chilvers

Action Painting. A type of dynamic, impulsive painting in which ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

PAIN, DERIVING SEXUAL PLEASURE FROM INFLICTED - PALE applying thick layers: impasto pigment mixed with egg yolk or glue: tempera splattering, dripping, etc: action painting varicolored dots: pointillism drying oil as vehicle: oil ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

—> success-oriented action action painting - Action Painting n‚ Aktionsmalerei f (aes) action pattern e Handlungsmuster n (act) action perspective e Handlungsperspektive f (act) action research e Handlungsforschungfi ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (2013)

by Richard Kostelanetz

"Action painting," another epithet once popular for this style of painting, was coined by the critic HAROLD ROSENBERG, who theorized that these abstractions represented the artist's mental state at the moment(s) of composition. One esthetic ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications (2000)

by Marcel Danesi

action painting Painting resulting from the spontaneous splashing of paint on to ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (2009)

by Ian Chilvers

Action Painting the nude human figure made as an exercise, typically in an art school or *academy. The figure is usually depicted in a heroic pose, and there is a tradition of suitable postures that goes back to the *Carracci. Acconci, Vito See ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (2009)

by Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith

Action Painting A type of dynamic, impulsive painting, practised by certain * Abstract Expressionists, in which the artist applies paint with energetic *gestural movements— sometimes by dribbling or splashing—and with no preconceived idea of ...

Google previewDictionary of Atheism, Skepticism, and Humanism

by Bill Cooke

Less helpfully, Action Painting is sometimes used as the term for the entire genre of Abstract Expressionist painting, of which De Kooning and Pollock were prominent members. This tends to confuse the issue, as some of the other painters in ...

Google previewThe Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought (1999)

by Alan Bullock

action painting. A phrase coined by the critic Harold Rosenberg in 1952 to define the abstract (see abstract art), gestural painting then prevalent. Rosenberg referred particularly to ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

action painting n [Art] the loosely painted, highly gestural work of such artistsas Jackson'Jackthe Dripper' Pollock.

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