Definitions for "Action painting"
Twentieth-century abstract painting, achieved by the application of paint in broad strokes. They are not pictures in the usual sense, but rather representations of an artist's actions and gestures.
A non-representational, abstract style of painting that relies on the physical movement of the artist and gestural techniques such as vigorous brushwork, dripping, and pouring.
Paintings produced through intense physical action by the artist by dripping, throwing, spraying paint on a canvas. The most impact occurs when used on a large scale.