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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Frederic Remington - The Bronco Buster, Brahms - Requiem, John Greenleaf Whittier - All's Well

A look at the work of Frederic Remington wouldn't be complete without a look at a couple of his sculptures. The Bronco Buster which he sculpted in 1909 was his most popular work.  It measures 31 1/8" by 13" by 17 1/2".  Remington was a self-taught sculptor and this was his first work cast in bronze. 

The following is a link to a museum article about this bronze statue The Bronco Buster Article

A final work by Johannes Brahms this week, an excerpt from Requiem.  A Requiem is a mass for the souls of the dead.  Brahms Requiem How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place

John Greenleaf Whittier had an amazing faith and it comes through with powerful spiritual insights like this one.

                  All's Well
The clouds, which rise with thunder, slake
Our thirsty souls with rain;
The blow most dreaded falls to break
From off our limbs a chain;
And wrongs of man to man but make
The love of God more plain.
As through the shadowy lens of even
The eye looks farthest into heaven
On gleams of star and depths of blue
The glaring sunshine never knew!

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