Home Forums Illuminated Manuscripts Illuminated Manuscripts Reply To: Illuminated Manuscripts

Maggie May

These manuscripts depicted images which were religious in nature but did not directly depict religious icons, so as to avoid graven images, which harkens back to the periods of iconoclasm in the Byzantine period. The influence of the Byzantine period is strong in Early Medieval times. Less obvious but still present is the influence of the Classical period, which can be observed in the style of art portrayed. These manuscripts were beautiful examples of art work of the time.