I have to write a research paper for my histroy class and im doing it on the Movement known as Academic Art

Academic art refers to the style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European Academies, where many artists received their formal training; though it can be meant to extend to all art influenced by Academies, its often meant to refer to artists influenced by the standards of the Académie française, who practiced under the movements of Neoclassicism and Romanticism, and more usually used to refer to art that followed these two movements, in the attempt to synthesize both of their styles, and which is best reflected by the paintings of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Thomas Couture, and Hans Makart. Also called academism, academicism, art pompier, and eclecticism, and sometimes linked with historicism and syncretism.

I came to the idea of doing my reasearch paper when I saw a post about William-Adolphe Bouguereau. unforently Its very hard to find information on this particular subject and I have to knit pick everything I see on the net

heres the information Ive found so far about it....

Im really having trouble thinking what I could use as a Thesis Statement on this topic if anyone could pitch me some good ideas that be much appericated


http://www.campusprogram.com/referen...demic_art.html
http://www.members.tripod.com/linda_larson/page2.htm
http://www.worldhistory.com/wiki/A/Academic-art.htm
http://www.fact-index.com/a/ac/academic_art.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prix_de_Rome
http://www.humanitiesweb.org/perl/hu...p=a&a=i&ID=173
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bouguereau/