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The Owsley Moment

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

S03 E38 – Philipp Jakob Straub, Saint Sebastian, 1760


In Straub’s wooden sculpture the saint’s body is limp and tied with real twine to a dark brown tree. His arms rest atop small branches and his legs barely support the weight of his body.

Research by Lillian McClung  
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:
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 – Agnes Dei, Agnes Dei
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Collegium Japan

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