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International Gothic StylePaintingFROM IT’S TERMINOLOGY TO IT’S HISTORYAlyson Jones | Introduction to Humanities | February 12, 2017
a complete description of the activitythat you chose,what period it relates to,how it compares with work from other periods,a brief statement on why you chose this activity, anda complete critique.A rare and very popular structure characterized European art around the year1400. There is even debate today on what historians have not been yet ableto agree as to what to call this style that has spread in the past sixty toseventy plus years around the turn of the century. The activity that I chose,the turn in art that interested me the very most is a virtual museum tourabout the heart of Gothic Style Art. I researched the topic, and was guided toa website,where I was taken on a guided tour of this unique andvery bold style of art which had spread around the turn of the century.Normally called “International Gothic,” or “The International Style,” termssuch as “courtly style”, “soft style”, “beautiful style”, “lyrical style”, and“court naturalism” are also generally related to the unique style of historicalart. In fact, some scholars refer to it as simply as “European art about 1400”,or even “the international, refined flowing style of about 1400”. Theterminology of Gothic Style Art starts right here with terminology. Theproblem offering an explanation by the fact that- contrasting with other stylesof art- the hype of Gothic Style was not noticed by either contemporarycommentators or it’s successors and in fact was only noticed by and hadattracted the attention of art historians near the end of the nineteenthcentury. Considered to be exclusively the last flowering of the Gothic Style oreven said to be a forerunner of the Renaissance, Parisian Professor LouisCourajod considered it to be a transitional style without any independentvalues. Professor Louis Courajod was the first to point out his lectures at theÉcole du Louvre the international character of style of the end of the MiddleAges. His principle aim was set out to simply prove that the roots of the

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