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Word: academic

Definition: related to a school; not practical or directly useful


Sentences Containing 'academic'

As will be explained later, in connection with academic drawing, it is eminently necessary for the student to train his eye accurately to observe the forms of things by the most painstaking of drawings.
These academic drawings, too, should be as highly finished as hard application can make them, so that the habit of minute visual expression may be acquired.
Yet however much it may be advisable to let yourself go in artistic work, during your academic training let your aim be#a searching accuracy#.
VI THE ACADEMIC AND CONVENTIONAL The terms Academic and Conventional are much used in criticism and greatly feared by the criticised, often without either party appearing to have much idea of what is meant.
New so called schools of painting seem to arrive annually with the spring fashions, and sooner or later the one of last year gets called out of date, if not conventional and academic.
It has been the cry for some time that Schools of Art turned out only academic students.
There are schools where the most artistic qualities are encouraged, but they generally neglect the academic side; and the student leaves them poorly equipped for fine work.
It is difficult to explain what is wrong with an academic drawing, and what is the difference between it and fa fine drawing.
It has always seemed to me that the accurately fitting engine was like a good academic drawing, in a way a perfect piece of workmanship, but lifeless.
If the writer may venture an opinion on so great an artist, the subtle difference we are talking about was sometimes missed by even Ingres himself, when he transferred his drawings to the canvas; and the pictures have in some cases become academic and lifeless.
FROM A PENCIL DRAWING BY INGRES Photo Bulloz -RRB- The fact is: it is only the academic that can be taught.
A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead.
Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style.
To sum up, academic drawing is all that can be really taught, and is as necessary to the painter as the practising of exercises is to the musician, that his powers of observation and execution may be trained.
The danger is that the absorbing interest in his academic studies may take up his whole attention, to the neglect of the instinctive qualities that he should possess the possession of which alone will entitle him to be an artist.
This is the difference we were trying to explain that exists between the academic and the vital drawing, and it is a very subtle and elusive quality, like all artistic qualities, to talk about.
This is very necessary in academic work, if rather fettering to expressive drawing; but even in the most academic drawing the artistic intelligence must be used, although that is not the kind of drawing this chapter is particularly referring to.
In academic work, where artistic feeling is less important than the discipline of your faculties, you may, of course, do so, but even here as little as possible.
Fluency of hand and accuracy of eye are the things your academic studies should have taught you, and these powers will be needed if you are to catch the expression of any of the finer things in form that constitute good drawing.
But this is not advisable for anything but an academic study, or working drawings, as it spoils the beauty and freshness of charcoal work.
Doubtless Albert was about to discuss seriously his right to the academic chair when they were informed that dinner was ready.
The Athenians sent Carneades the academic, and Diogenes the stoic, upon a solemn embassy to Rome; and though their city had then declined from its former grandeur, it was still an independent and considerable republic.
There is, however, one species of philosophy which seems little liable to this inconvenience, and that because it strikes in with no disorderly passion of the human mind, nor can mingle itself with any natural affection or propensity; and that is the Academic or Sceptical philosophy.
Having obtained from this clerk a direction to the academic grove in question, I set out, the same afternoon, to visit my old schoolfellow.
I felt that I was wasting my time in the academic examination of machinery.

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