Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Modern Delilah

Here a relatively modern interpretation of Samson and Delilah. It’s by the German painter Max Liebermann (1847-1935). The painting is not pretending to be realistic. There are no historical costumes or exotic accessories. There is only a modern looking woman who is triumphantly waving with the hair of Samson. It is a kind of scalp, her trophy.

Samson and Delilah (1902)