Painting which combines characteristics of abstraction and impressionism; especially a form of painting which resembles the works of the Impressionists, especially Monet, in brushwork and effect, but has no representational content.
abstract impressionism/ˈabstrakt ɪmˈprɛʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/ /ˈabstrakt ɪmˈprɛʃənɪz(ə)m/
1950s. From abstract + impressionism. Compare slightly earlier abstract impressionist, and also abstract expressionism.