Definitions for "TACHISME"
Painted abstract pictures by a group of French artists who were contemporaries of the ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONISTS.
The French art critic Charles Estiennie, in the early 1950s, started using this word to characterize abstract painting where the artist applied the color in blots or stains.
(French, tacher, to stain or blot) An offshoot of abstract expressionism, closely associated with activism; and on planned pattern of splotches and dabs of paint, the emotional impact of which results from the outburst of the artist's spirit while working.