- n orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
- Modigliani quickly exhausted his Italian academism, delved into the cubism and Negro sculpture which preoccupied his new friends, Picasso, Matisse, Derain and Braque.
- Was the division between retrograde, despised "academism" and noble, inventive "modernism" always as sharp as has been said? Were the black hats so black, and the white ones so .
- In his hit-or-miss way, he denounced snobbery, prudishness, convention, academism, alumni influence, regimentation, kept his scholastic audience"scared prostitutes, pimps and .