MINIATURIST, Spanish
(active around 1086)

Beatus of Liébana: Commentary on the Apocalypse

1086
Manuscript (Codex No. 1)
Museum of the Cathedral, Burgo de Osma

The Spanish manuscripts relating to the commentary on the Apocalypse are often referred to as "Mozarabic," a term denoting the Moorish influence. Although the Christian Spaniard concerned themselves very little with the culture of the Moors, stylistic influences did nevertheless seep through. The influence of Moorish models can be seen in the pages full of rich colour and contrast, and in the basic colours of a golden yellow, a deep and glowing red and an earthy dark brown.

The illustration on folio 131v depicts the Woman of the Apocalypse.