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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

Alternative definition of the noun action painting

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 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 previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communication (2000)

by Marcel Danesi

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

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Art (2004)

by Ian Chilvers

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

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 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.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

action painting In art therapy, a procedure in which ...

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 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 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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Aesthetics (2006)

by Dabney Townsend

It included “action painting,” such as 1 2 0 ABSTRACT FORM Jackson Pollack's splatter paintings, and the The Dictionary.

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 ...

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