Illuminated manuscripts of the Romanesque period display a wide variety of regional styles, but uniting
them all is a strong sense of color, lively line, and a inventive attitude toward human proportion. Below are
two examples, one from France, the other from Spain (the latter another example of the great interest in
Apocalyptic themes in this period).
Two men slaying a dragon, from the Moralia in
Job (French), 1111.
The opening of the Sixth Seal rom the Morgan
Beatus, (Spanish), early 10th century.