A Hero, Unmuscled: A New Look at an Old Masterpiece

Does Rubens' painting of Samson and Delilah depict an invitation to love, or an act of total surrender?

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One of the superb courses I took at university involved an experiment in the psychoanalytical reading of literary works. I remember especially the class on “King Lear.” The lecturer, Dr. Idit Alphandary,...