action painting

Discipline: Art

(1950s)

Term invented by the American art critic HAROLD ROSENBERG, with reference to abstract expressionism.

It was used to describe the approach of American artists such as Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) and JACKSON POLLOCK (1912-1956), whose works emphasized the actions of artistic creation.

Also See:

· abstract expressionism
· COBRA

Source:
H Rosenberg, The Tradition of the New (1959)

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