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The Owsley Moment

Vivid descriptions of art on display in our part of the state

S03 E18 – Hiram Powers – Proserpine – 1839-43/1844-49


Powers’ nude neoclassical statues were widely known for being pristine and realistic, and they sometimes caused a stir among conservative nineteenth-century audiences.

Research by Brooke Neuhauser
Voiced by Gwyn Burton
Produced by Sean Ashcraft in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.

Music used in this episode:
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”: I. Allegro con brio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by the Danish Chamber Orchestra

Hiram Powers – Proserpine – 1839-43/1844-49

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