Definition of academicism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌakəˈdɛmɪsɪz(ə)m/
(also academism /əˈkadəˌmɪz(ə)m/)


[mass noun]
Adherence to formal or conventional rules and traditions in art or literature: the opposition between academicism and creative authenticity
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  • All of modern art since the middle of the previous century had been based on rebellion against academicism and Ingres was the painter most associated with academicism.
  • The homespun quality of his materials and processes reveals, rather than masks, a keen formal and historical sensibility, while also serving his devastating wit and cold eye for high-art academicism.
  • But they are also rooted in the progressive academicism of Dickinson's teachers.
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