Sunday, March 16, 2014


Pisanello gave us the Vision of St. Eustace, 1436-1438. We enter the garden of Christ through the vision of St. Eustace. God tested his family to see if they could support his beliefs. His barbaric funeral suggests mainly the times he lived in. Crucifying a man by nailing his hands and feet to a cross would be as barbaric as any public execution but to leave them there for the birds to peck at often before death would be straight barbarism. St. Eustace and his family were happening roasted alive. Often in the history of time and especially in Early Christian times of a uncertainty of philosophical beliefs, Saints and Christian martyrs were persecuted for their love of God. Pisanello on the other hand takes in the Christian garden to give us Gods love.