Even some French writers like Boileau and Rousseau disapproved of Gothic, though it originated in Northern France. But originally the style was dubbed French work or Opus Francigenum.
But the Gothic Period has gained renown since and a resurgence, albeit with different influences and new directions. In the 19th century, Gothic architecture was reexamined in a positive critical light. Modern academics understand that this art had no association with the Goths, but the terminology has stuck.
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The visual artist create morbid, horrific images with or without traditional Gothic imagery such as haunted houses, gargoyles, ghosts, monsters, and so on. The art suggests an uneasiness with nature and man's position in it or a foreboding of death.
If not, it certainly plays around with death, dabbling in it with clothing, music, writing, and the visual arts.
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