Definition of academicism in English:

academicism

Syllabification: ac·a·dem·i·cism
Pronunciation: /ˌakəˈdeməˌsizəm
 
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(also academism /əˈkadəˌmizəm/)

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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