On hearing of a serious injury to his son, the abolitionist, Longfellow wrote this poem. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1863. Their old, familiar carols play,and wild and sweetThe words repeatOf peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come,The belfries of all ChristendomHad …
A continuation of a look at American portrait painting. Featured image is a self-portrait of Eastman Johnson, 1863.
A short article with many pictures of the architectural work of William Krisel.
An article on the modernist architect Edward Durell Stone and undue criticism of his work.
Part II of a series on American Portraiture.
A multipart series about American portraiture.
Lord Byron’s poem She Walks in Beauty.
I usually do a piece for classical guitar for Christmas time. On this occasion, I have written variations on “We Three Kings of the Orient are. The original was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. for a Christmas pageant in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1857. Click the link to hear the music: Variations on “We Three Kings of the Orient Are” – HBosler by Howard Bosler
A brief examination of the strange and forward looking art of Albert Pinkham Ryder.
An examination of three prominent American artists of the Luminism movement.