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  • 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 .

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