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Academic Classicism is an art style founded affected by European academies of art.  Usually It could be labeled "academic art". On this meaning as fresh art styles are accepted by academics, the newest styles turned out to be academic, therefore that which was previously a revolt towards academic art develops into academic art. This style is also regularly known as "academism", "academicism", "L'art pompier", and "eclecticism", and they often associated with "historicism" as well as "syncretism".

Fans of Academic Classicism art movement had been motivated by the criteria of French Academie des Beaux-Arts, which generally applied with the Romanticism plus Neoclassicism movements. Academic Classicism tried to combine both techniques of Romanticism plus Neoclassicism to make a perfect art style, which is seen as a sticking with a rigid method of painting, using limit compositional principles and also  shade delicacy. The environmental results are generously luminescent. Based on Walter Pater "To create this kind of effects in any way needs all of the sources of painting, along with the ability of oblique concept, of subordinate yet noticeable fine detail, its surroundings, its foregrounds combined with skills."

Light hearted frivolity of the upper classes utilized in Rococo art was popular just as before. Academic Classicism preferred subjects related to Greek, Roman and even Renaissance. Images usually focused on Biblical tales, mythology and also Arthurian stories. Solomon Gessner said, "Through learning the works of Greek sculptors the artist can reach the sublimest ideas of elegance, in addition to determine what should be put into nature to be able to share with the imitation pride and propriety.

Famous Masters of Academic Classicism including Jean-Leon Gerome, William Bouguereau, Lord Frederick Leighton, Edwin Lord Weeks, Horace Vernet etc.

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