Academy figure

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Academy figure (Paint) a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model.
    • Academy figure See under Academy Cancel Lay, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Do you think I got my knowledge of the human figure from the live-model in the Royal Academy?
"Yeast: A Problem" by Charles Kingsley
Fielding's friend, Ralph Allen, was the academy figure of this character.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The academy figure of this shepherd was David Saunders, who, with his father, had kept sheep on the plain for a century.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Duprez, like Nourrit, was a student at the Paris Conservatoire, and for many years a leading figure at the Academie.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
His practice at the academy was to draw from the life only those parts of the figure which chanced to please him.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
Success of the Academy tested by figures and facts.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
He entered the Academy schools, and paid special attention to the anatomy of the figure.
"English Painters" by Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
All their figures are also well grouped, but in a very different way from that taught by the academy.
"The Letters of a Post-Impressionist" by Vincent Van Gogh
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In news:

If you dig Gerard Way's delightfully original "Umbrella Academy" as much as I do, then you better clear some shelf space for the delightfully detailed Umbrella Academy Figure Set, set to drop in April 2009 for $39.99.
Isaac Notestine a key figure in the success of Canaan Academy, started in 1843.
Every cadet at Air Force Academy is pretty adept at math, and Mike DeWitt 's prospects this season can be figured out through easy multiplication.
If a name popped up from Ginn Academy, fans figured there wasn't much of a chance.
Fees for Park District figure skating lessons have been lowered, are now presented in a new format, and include off-ice training in partnership with Gymnastic Academy of Rockford.
View the watercolor paintings by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts faculty member David Dewey during the school's latest exhibit David Dewey: Painting the Figure with my Students.
Umbrella Academy Figure Set figures to end up on my desk.
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In science:

We thank Hans Herrmann for initiating this study at one of the famous coffee seminars at the HLRZ and Cristian Moukarzel for discussions and for providing us with Figure 1(b). K.B.L. gratefully acknowledges the support from the Danish Research Academy and the Carlsberg Foundation.
Performance of Random Lattice Algorithms
Figure 49: Mikhail Baranov is a senior researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck.
Condensed Matter Theory of Dipolar Quantum Gases
Figure 50: Marcello Dalmonte is Junior Scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck.
Condensed Matter Theory of Dipolar Quantum Gases
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