The Rueger monument in Hollywood Cemetery is a nice example of art we sadly no longer see in American cemeteries.
An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.
A finicky, complicated beaux-arts confection is the focus of a close analysis. I deploy every food metaphor I could in the process.
An astonishing constellation of Christian and classical ideas in a statue of Phidippides.
Several attractive and interesting monuments on the theme of ships culminating in an astounding baroque performance by Hans Schuler in Arlington National Cemetery.
A beautiful female figure modeled by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth turns up in a newly discovered replica.
The well known Vinnie Ream, one of America’s great nineteenth-century artists, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery!
Some military folk wanted their favorite vehicles on their tombstone!
George Heriot (figure 1), a prominent goldsmith, left money at his death in 1624 to endow a hospital (= charitable school) for ‘puir faitherless bairns’ in Edinburgh. It has since become one of the best private schools in Scotland, sitting close to the main campus of the University of Edinburgh. On a trip last weekend […]
Imagines duo (1, 2) subiunxi monumenti sacri mortuis in illo bello saevo ferocique quod inter se gesserunt cives Americani annos 1861-1865. Monumentum exstructum dedicatumque est anno 1895 a feminis (plerumque mulieribus) occisorum. Illo anno finis, quinquennio priore proeliorum belli multorum et maximorum dies anniversarios tricesimos celebrabant cives. Primo, bello nuper confecto, mulieres cadavera virorum suorum […]