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The Owsley Moment

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

S03 E34 – Jean-Baptiste Pater, Garden Party (Fête Champêtre), 1715-1736


Pater’s painting is in the Rococo style, which became popular in France in the 18th century. This style of painting is characterized by its light colors and curved forms, and its most common subjects are nature, youth, and the elite aristocratic garden party known in French as a fête champêtre.

Research by Samantha Kirchner  
Voiced by Matthew Schulte
Produced by Gabriel Hua in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.

Music used in this episode:
Symphony No 6 in F Major – Op 68 – Mvmt III
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Pocket Philharmonic Orchestra

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