Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Venus

  • Drunk in love: bodies and consumption in Samson and Delilah

    Lee Andrews     Samson and Delilah (1610) by Peter Paul Rubens Peter Paul Rubens’ rendition of Samson and Delilah (1610) depicts Samson sleeping on Delilah’s lap as a Philistine cuts his hair, thereby removing the secret to his herculean strength. The artist who gave us the term “Rubenesque,” in which the words “plump” and…