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International Gothic

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noun

a style of Gothic art, especially painting, developed in Europe in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, chiefly characterized by details carefully delineated in a naturalistic manner, elongated and delicately modeled forms, the use of complex perspective, and an emphasis on the decorative or ornamental aspect of drapery, foliage, or setting.

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Also called International Style.

Origin of International Gothic

First recorded in 1950–55
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International Gothic

noun

a style in art during the late 14th and early 15th centuries characterized by elegant stylization of illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, stained glass, etc, and by increased interest in secular themes. Major contributors were Simone Martini, Giotto, and Pisanello
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