tachisme

tachism

[tash-iz-uhm]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
action painting ( def 1 ).
Also, tachisme [French ta-shees-muh] .


Origin:
1950–55; < French tachisme, equivalent to tache spot, (< Vulgar Latin *tacca, probably < Gothic taikns mark, akin to token) + -isme -ism

tachist, tachiste [French ta-sheest] , noun, adjective
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tachisme (ˈtɑːʃɪzəm, French taʃism)
 
n
a type of action painting evolved in France in which haphazard dabs and blots of colour are treated as a means of instinctive or unconscious expression
 
[C20: French, from tache stain]

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