Tachisme Definition

tazhizəm; Fr tȧzhēzm'
A French school of art originating in the 1950s and characterized by irregular dabs and splotches of color applied haphazardly to the canvas.
American Heritage
A method of action painting in which the paint is splashed, dribbled, etc. upon the canvas in apparently random patterns.
Webster's New World

Origin of Tachisme

  • French tachisme from tache stain from Old French teche mark of Germanic origin deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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