Gothic art.

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      Gothic art is a style that first developed in France during the late medieval period of world history. It began shortly before the end of the Romanesque art period, which lasted from approximately 1000 C.E. to 1300 C.E. The style first appeared in the twelfth century with the growth of Gothic architecture. The term Gothic was originally used in an offensive way against medieval art in general. Gothic referred to the Nordic tribe known as the Goths, a barbaric group that conquered the Roman Empire in the sixth century. Gothic art later came to be appreciated for its many decorative characteristics, which included pointed arches and an emphasis on naturalism. France was the most prolific creator of Gothic productions, but the style made its way all over Europe. Gothic artistry persisted in other parts of the world even after the trend had ended in France. The Gothic age of art and architecture lasted until the fifteenth century and gradually dissipated with the arrival of the Italian Renaissance. The Gothic style can still be observed in ancient and modern buildings around the world.