Action Painting

Action painting sometimes called "gestural abstraction", is a style of painting in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied. The resulting work often emphasizes the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist.

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... Harold Rosenberg modeled the term "action painting" on his intimate knowledge of Willem de Kooning's working process ... His essay, "The American Action Painters," brought into focus the paramount concern of de Kooning, Pollock, and Kline in particular, with the act of painting ... For the action painter the canvas was not a representation but an extension of the mind itself, in which the artist thought by changing the surface with his or her brush ...

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