Academic Art is the painting and sculpture produced under the
influence of the European Academies, where many artists received their
formal training. It is characterized by its highly finished style, its use
of historical or mythological subject matter, and its moralistic tone.
was closely associated with the Academies. The term Academic Art
is associated particularly with the French Academy and its influence on the
Salons in the 19th century. Artists such as
Gérôme epitomize this style.