Tachisme was one of the most dynamic and fascinating art movements to emerge in the mid-20th Century, yet it is widely misunderstood. Most writers and historians simply pass Tachisme off as the French version of Abstract Expressionism, because of what they see as similarities between the visual characteristics of the two movements, and because both art movements seemed to emerge, or were at least given names, around the same time, in the early 1950s.

Source: Tachisme – The Abstract Art Movement of the French

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