Delilah & Samson
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50 x 19 x 16 cm
Delila and Samson is a reversal of the Biblical story about hair and strength and Samson was a common dog name in the UK. The hair of Afghan hound merges with the female figure’s hair.
Delilah and Samson, The Goose Girl and the magdalene tiles are part of a bigger series of works all based on the depiction of Mary Magdalene in Art History and at the fetishisation and control of women's hair in fairy stories and popular culture.
The figures of this series by Claire Partington are similar in scale to 16th century German carvings of Magdalene figures.