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The Owsley Moment

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

S01 E31 – Antonio Balestra – The Death of Abel – 1701-1704


This masterfully executed illustration of Genesis’s tale follows the typical format of Baroque paintings, using exaggerated motion and clear details to create an intense composition.

Written by Trevor Campbell
Voiced by Courtney Martin
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:
Madrigals Book VI (Madrigali libro sesto), op. 14, for five voices, No. 19: Al mio gioir il ciel si fa sereno. Arranged for guitar quintet.
Composed by Carlo Gesauldo
Arranged and performed by Noël Akchoté

Original air date: Aug 10, 2017

Antonio Balestra – The Death of Abel – 1701-1704 – Photo by Steven Talley

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