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'Samson and Delilah'

Duration: 02:52

Neil Macgregor looks at the techniques and materials used by Rubens to achieve the richness and glow of lust in the painting 'Samson and Delilah'.

Available since: Fri 17 Jun 2011


Neil MacGregor
Neil MacGregor
Richard Farmbrough
Patricia Wheatley

This clip is from

Making Masterpieces Episode 4

4/6 Neil MacGregor explores the ways in which oil paint can create the illusion of reality.

First broadcast: 10 Nov 1997

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