academism academism


  • (n) orthodoxy of a scholastic variety



  1. Modigliani quickly exhausted his Italian academism, delved into the cubism and Negro sculpture which preoccupied his new friends, Picasso, Matisse, Derain and Braque.
  2. My pictorial conception of Corpus hipercubus is a completely new creative idea which is in direct contrast to the current abstract academism.
  3. In the 1950s, when the Grand Prix was awarded to established artists, the avant-garde snarled about outdated academism.
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ennui ennui
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