‘Pisanello’s Vision’ by Bruce Dale Wise The Society May 10, 2013 Poetry How beautifully does Pisanello seize upon the Vision of Eustachius in paint, where all conjoins together in a whole to please, although a grim foreboding portrait of the saint, for he and family will all be put to death for spurning Roman gods. But here there is no taint. The woodland scene is lovely in its dreamy depth. Saint Eustace and his halted horse are finely decked. The deer, the hounds, the hare, the birds are fresh of breath, as Christ upon a cross against the blackground flecks. Here is an ideal nature in shimmering frieze, a peaceful, moving calm, Renaissance circumspect. Featured Image: “The Vision of Saint Eustace” by the early Italian Renaissance master Pisanello, now in the National Gallery in London. (Wikimedia Commons) Related Post ‘Letting Go’ by Michael Glassman The birch, the elm, the aging spruce Cannot restrain the restless roots Of saplings drawn to the silent sound Of brother’s heading skywar... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.