Noun Academicism Definition and Examples







Adherence to formal or conventional rules and traditions in art or literature.
  1. 'He believed that the worn-out academicism of the day could be revitalized by direct contact with peasant life and with the genuine folk art of the people.'
  2. '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.'
  3. 'She is a pianist who always thinks, always invests her performances with a point of view, while managing in the process never to allow the clouds of calculation and academicism to hover above the keyboard.'
  4. 'The tracks are overwhelmed by signature tunes, the concert halls by ‘classical’ compositions and ‘new music’ academism.'
  5. '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.'
  6. 'She writes that ‘Black artists such as Lois Mailou Jones, Palmer C. Hayden, and Henry O. Tanner were more inclined towards a conventional academicism, despite Paris's reputation for modernity’.'
  7. 'He kept the school a bastion of Germanic academicism while the musical mainstream went elsewhere.'
  8. 'Evans skilfully avoids the gratuitously voyeuristic while never sinking into safe but dull academicism.'
  9. 'Hirst's portrayal of the scene is reminiscent of Gilles Deleuze's description of his escape from the bondage of academicism in postwar French philosophy.'
  10. 'There is also a sense of joy and sheer pleasure in composing and in sound worlds which comes across, no sterile academicism.'
((n.) A tenet of the Academic philosophy.|--|(n.) A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.|--|)

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