Samson and the Philistines  1863

by Carl Bloch

With Samson and the Philistines, painted in Rome in 1863, Bloch entered the Danish art scene in earnest. [br] With his virtuoso technique and narrative devices such as the way we as spectators are drawn into the scene, and the sheer concentrated action of the piece he brought Danish art on a par with contemporary European history painting. [b]The theatrical effects[/b...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark