tachism

petitsfilous

Senior Member
England, english
Hi everyone!

Hoping there are some artists out there!

Does anyone understand the word tachism?
I am trying to translate a french sentence, which is supposedly ironic, however without understanding the meaning of 'tachism' I don't see the irony!

Literally translated, the context is
The bedroom walls obviously should have been white, although nowadays they looked more like a work of tachism...

Hope somebody can help explain!
 
  • timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    Type of abstract art, so it is a clever way of saying the walls were covered in stains.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=tachism

    If you search in the English only wordreference dictionary and it doesn't have the word you want it gives you the option of searching in two other dictionaries - the attached link is just what one of those links gave - so I hope that helps you in further queries too :)
     

    petitsfilous

    Senior Member
    England, english
    Thanks a lot,

    I did search on google but was a bit overwhelmed with all the arty sites I visited!

    I just could not find the irony in the sentence! I understand now though, thank you timpeac!
     
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