a method of action painting in which the paint is splashed, dribbled, etc. upon the canvas in apparently random patterns
Origin of tachismeFrench ; from tache, a spot (; from Old French teche: see tetchy) + isme, -ism
A French school of art originating in the 1950s and characterized by irregular dabs and splotches of color applied haphazardly to the canvas.
Origin of tachismeFrench tachisme, from tache, stain, from Old French teche, mark, of Germanic origin; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
- tach′iste, tach′ist