action painting

  1. a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles
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  • What's provocative about Copeland's book is how he doesn't stick to just what's on the stage, as so many dance-critic purists do, but draws associations and contrasts with other art dynamics, such as demonstrating how Cunningham's light, flexible, transistorized movements answered the heavy clomp and primitivism of Jackson Pollock's action painting and the archetypal contortions of Martha Graham. Mind Expansion thru Sight and Sound: James Wolcott
  • The creating of a painting, as a kind of action painting combining skills with idea-expressing, has been given a growing amount of realistic ideology.
  • At first glance, his 1945 "Whispering Rain at Dusk" seems like a Ming-era mountain scene, but its loose brushwork hews closer to action painting, the spontaneous style typically associated with abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. A New Home for Arab Treasures
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