Is Notre Dame Gothic architecture?

Is Notre Dame Gothic architecture?

Notre-Dame de Paris, also called Notre-Dame Cathedral, cathedral church in Paris. ... It is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages and is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest.

What architectural style is the Notre Dame?

French Gothic architecture

What makes Notre Dame Gothic?

Its cruciform plan, elevated nave, transept and tower were borrowed from 11th-century Romanesque architecture, but its pointed arches and rib vaulting were strictly Gothic. Indeed, it was one of the first Gothic cathedrals to have arched exterior supports known as "flying buttresses".

Who started Gothic art?

The term Gothic was coined by classicizing Italian writers of the Renaissance, who attributed the invention (and what to them was the nonclassical ugliness) of medieval architecture to the barbarian Gothic tribes that had destroyed the Roman Empire and its classical culture in the 5th century ce.

Where is Gothic from?

southern Scandinavia

What is Gothic aesthetic?

It was used to describe a genre of horror most closely associated with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Gothic literature described an aesthetic of fear and terror. It also included romance, a Byronic hero, and villains.