action painting

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action painting (countable and uncountable, plural action paintings)

  1. (art, uncountable) 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.
  2. (art, countable) A painting produced in this style.


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