Art History Definition: Action Painting

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Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). Convergence, 1952. Oil on canvas. 93 1/2 x 155 in. (237.5 x 393.7 cm). Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1956. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Definition:

noun
Action Painting
Gestural Abstraction
Abstract Expressionism
Franz Kline
ArtNews

Pronunciation:

ack·shun payn·ting

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