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See also: Academism



academy +‎ -ism.



academism (plural academisms)

  1. Alternative form of academicism [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
    • 1912, Haldane Macfall, A History of Painting: The Modern Genius Part Eight, T. C. and E. C. Jack, page 87:
      For art, academism is death. Academism is the painting in the manner of some one else, whether that other be Greek or Florentine, []
    • 1935, “The Artist and His Means of Expression”, in The Canadian Author, volume 13-15, Canadian Authors Association, page 11:
      Contemporary Canadian art suffers from new academisms. [] , her reaction is through Keats, Shelley and Byron. Her writing, based on these is perfection itself but still an academism and therefore non-contributive.


  1. ^ Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.