Friday, June 9, 2017

Samson and Delilah (1628-1630)

Samson and Delilah (1628-1630)
Anthony Van Dyck 1599 – 1641
oil on canvas (148 × 257 cm) — 1628-1630
Judges 16:19 - And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
Delilah has just cut off some of Samson's hair. The scissors and the hair are in the foreground to the left. Samson then lost his invincibility and immediately was captured by the Philistines.

This painting shows the influence of Van Dyck's two great examples. Rubens lent him the strong figures, and Titian inspired the use of warm colours.
>>>> Samson

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