Definition of art autre in US English:

art autre

noun

  • A style of painting in which spots or daubs of colour are applied in an apparently random manner, breaking with traditional ideas of composition, to evoke an emotion, landscape, etc.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Times. From French art autre, lit. ‘other art’ from art + autre other.

Pronunciation

art autre

/ˌɑːt ˈəʊtrə/