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academic art 

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Michael Clarke

Art that is governed by rules, especially art that is sanctioned by an official institution, *academy, or school. The term was originally applied in the 17th century to art that conformed to the standards set by the Académie Royale in France concerning composition, drawing, and colour. It is now generally understood to mean art that is conservative and lacking in originality.... ...

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