action painting definition by Webster's New World
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a form of abstract expressionism in which such methods as the spattering or dripping of paint are used to create bold, fluid, apparently random compositions
action painting definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A style of abstract painting that uses techniques such as the dribbling or splashing of paint to achieve a spontaneous effect.
- action painter noun