academicism academicism


  • (n) orthodoxy of a scholastic variety



  1. We can't do things with the academicism of economists.
  2. He mixed the academicism of his teacher, William Merritt Chase, with the cubist masters, made a living as a photographer until his immaculate industrial visions caught on.
  3. Slim, dark Artist Yawalkar, 23, belongs to neither of the schools into which Indian art is mainly divided: Oriental tradition and imitative academicism.


  • "Objects thus acquired are subject to the constraints of committees, to financial restrictions, and to the relative academicism of many of their curatorial guardians," de Montebello wrote. "In the assembling of private collections every whim...
    on Feb 23, 2006 By: Philippe de Montebello Source: Bloomberg

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