Academic art

By | February 2, 2014
Academic Art is a style of sculpture and painting produced under the influence of European academies or universities of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Academic art, kitsch, academy, academism, contemporary, Bouguereau.

Academic Art is a style of sculpture and painting produced under the influence of European academies or universities of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Academic art is specifically the art and artists influenced by the standards of the French Académie des Beaux Arts.

Academic Artists: William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Suzor-Coté, Pierre Auguste Cot, Guillaume Seignac, Emile Munier, Jean-Paul Laurens, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Paul Delaroche, Alexandre Cabanel, Thomas Couture, Franz von Lenbach, Eugene de Blaas, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton, Sir Alfred Gilbert, Alfred Stevens, Thomas Couture and Hans Makart.

 Academic Art, academism, academicism, L'art pompier, historicism and syncretism - Jean-Léon Gérôme.
Academic Art, academism, academicism, L’art pompier, historicism and syncretism – Jean-Léon Gérôme.

Academic Art is often called academicism, L'art pompier or eclecticism and is sometimes also linked with historicism and syncretism.

 

Academic Art is often called academicism, L’art pompier or eclecticism and is sometimes also linked with historicism and syncretism.

Definition Kitch Art
Kitsch = a term of Yiddish or German origin that has been used to categorize art that is considered tasteless copy of an existing art movement. The term is also used in referring to art that is pretentious to the point of being bad taste or commercially produced items that are considered trite or crass.
The first academy of art, The Accademia dell’Arte del Disegno, was founded in Florence in Italy in 1562 by Giorgio Vasari. In 1582 Annibale Carracci opened his very influential Academy of Desiderosi in Bologna. The Accademia di San Luca was founded about a decade later in Rome. Accademia di San Luca later served as the model for the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture founded in France in 1648, which later became the Académie des Beaux Arts. In Europe Academies using the French model was formed and the academies imitated the teachings and styles of the French Académie. In England, this was the Royal Academy.

 

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1836 - 1912, one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth century Britain.

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1836 – 1912, one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth century Britain. Famous for his for his superb draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity and of the Roman Empire.

Dawn, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1863.

Dawn, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1863.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1825 – 1905, French academic painter.In his own time, Bouguereau was considered to be one of the greatest painters in the world by the Academic art community.

The Dahesh Museum of Art

The Dahesh Museum of Art is an institution devoted to collecting and exhibiting Academic Art by Europe’s academically trained artists.

The Art Renewal Center

The Art Renewal Center is a educational organization committed to reviving standards of craftsmanship and excellence. Only by gaining a full command of the skills of the past masters can we create the masters of tomorrow.

Museums and galleries

Artists

Luis Ricardo Falero, spanish, 1851-1896
Luis Ricardo Falero, spanish, 1851-1896

Contemporary Academic Art, Kitsch painters