Raphaelism

Raph´a`el`ism

    (răf´å`ĕl`ĭz'm)
n.1.The principles of painting introduced by Raphael, the Italian painter.
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Thus, he cites Delacroix's characterization of academic art as "mongrel Raphaelism," Bismarck's mocking of Napoleon III as "a sphinx without a secret," and Gautier's nicknaming of Meissonier as the "painter of Lilliput.
For his part, Delacroix dismissed Ingres's pretentions to classical perfection as fake: "I prefer," he wrote, "David to this mixture of antiquity with a bastard Raphaelism.