Definition of vanguardism in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌizəm/


See vanguard

‘That Degas sometimes pursued themes used by other artists in his circle does not mean that he was a victim of ‘the competitive impulse within the functioning of vanguardism.’’
  • ‘To the generation of artists emerging in the late 1950s, modernism had ostensibly played its last trump card, and vanguardism appeared to be doomed.’
  • ‘There is no evidence that suggests rearguardism is any less dogmatic then vanguardism can be.’
  • ‘In reality, however, he may be little more than an adroit poseur who has successfully exploited the decadence of late modernist vanguardism to his own advantage.’
  • ‘As tempting as vanguardism may be, it's not a solution, nor a substitute for mass action.’