everyone has seen an illustration on a book, but how would they look if we lived in the 11 th century?
this are a collection of Romanesque illuminated manuscripts
manuscript means a collection of books or other document written by hand in the medieval age. all of this books on subjects related from philosophy to literary texts had ornamented borders and illuminated inicials . they where usually produces on commissions to monastery. the colors, detail and time to get one done could take up to several years , since if i'm not mistaken, it was work of a single person to maintain the same style though it.
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