Academic Art. The term applies
to art in a well-established, often realistic, tradition, showing expert
command of draughtsmanship and other techniques. In the 19th с the
academies of painting became centres of opposition to new movements so
that a. a. now generally has the pejorative overtones of 'conservative'
Franz Xavier Winterhalter Portrait of the Empress Eugenie
Surrounded by her Maids of Honor
oil on canvas
Musee National de Palais de Compiegnie
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