Action Painting. An Abstract Expressionist style of painting, which includes applying paint on the canvas by dribbling, dripping, dropping, smearing, splashing, spattering or throwing. This technique aims a spontaneous effect. The term was first used about Jackson Pollock's work.

"Number 8 (detail)" (1949) Jackson Pollock

Related Terms: Abstract Expressionism, Expressionism, Abstract, Painting Art Styles and Schools.

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