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.
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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