Carl Bloch, 1863 - Samson and the Philistines - fine art print

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Original artwork description by Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) website (© Copyright - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

With Samson and the Philistines, painted in Rome in 1863, Bloch entered the Danish art scene in earnest.

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.

The theatrical effects Art history has reproached Bloch for his pronounced use of theatrical effects. Seen in a wider perspective, however, it is remarkable how his aggressive involvement of spectators and setpiece authenticity points ahead towards the aestetics of film where such effects are basic elements.

Just think of the Hollywood studios and D.W. Griffith’s (1875-1948) lavish historical extravaganzas, the theatrical facial expressions and gestures, and the use of close-ups to remove the filters between spectators and objects.

Denmark's greatest painter Samson was followed by several similar pictures, which brought Bloch great recognition, carving him a reputation among his contemporaries as Denmark’s greatest painter. Bloch’s principal work is the series of 23 paintings with scenes from the New Testament that the brewer J.C. Jacobsen (1811-1887) of Carlsberg fame commissioned in 1865 as decorations for King Christian 4.’s (1577-1648) prayer seat in Frederiksborg Chapel.

Background information about the original artwork

Artpiece title: "Samson and the Philistines"
Classification of the artpiece: painting
Art classification: modern art
Temporal classification: 19th century
Created in the year: 1863
Age of artwork: 150 years old
Museum: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

Artist summary table

Name: Carl Bloch
Alternative names: Bloch Carl, Bloch Carl Heinrich, Carl Bloch, Carl Heinrich Bloch
Artist gender: male
Nationality: Danish
Jobs: painter
Country of the artist: Denmark
Artist category: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Age at death: 56 years
Year of birth: 1834
City of birth: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: 1890
City of death: Copenhagen

Structured product information

Print prodct: art reproduction
Reproduction method: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing process: UV direct printing
Product Origin: Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Proposed product use: wall picture, art collection (reproductions)
Image alignment: portrait alignment
Image ratio: length : width - 3 : 4
Interpretation of the image ratio: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Available material variants: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) options: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material): 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Art print framing: please consider that this art print is not framed

Product materials you can pick

For every product we offer different materials & sizes. We allow you to pick your favorite size and material among the following product individualization options:

  • Glossy acrylic glass print: An print on acrylic glass, which is sometimes denoted as a plexiglass print, transforms the original into beautiful décor. Besides, the acrylic print forms a good alternative option to dibond or canvas fine art prints. Your own replica of the artwork is custom-made with the help of modern UV printing technology. This has the image effect of sharp, vivid colors.
  • Poster print (canvas material): The Artprinta poster print is a UV printed flat cotton canvas paper with a slight surface texture, that resembles the original masterpiece. Please note, that depending on the absolute size of the poster print we add a white margin of around 2 - 6cm round about the work of art to facilitate the framing.
  • Canvas print: The canvas print is a printed canvas mounted on a wooden stretcher. Further, a canvas print generates a lively and comfortable effect. Hanging a canvas print: Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without the help of any wall-mounts. Because of thata canvas print is suitable for any type of wall.
  • Aluminium dibond print: These are metal prints on aluminium dibond material with a true effect of depth, creating a contemporary impression with a non-reflective surface structure. For your Direct Aluminium Dibond option, we print the selected artwork onto the aluminium white-primed surface. The colors of the print are vivid and luminous in the highest definition, details appear crisp and clear.

This masterpiece Samson and the Philistines was made by the painter Carl Bloch. This artwork is included in the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)'s digital collection. We are delighted to reference that this public domain artwork is being provided with courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark.The creditline of the artpiece is the following: . Besides, the alignment is in portrait format with a ratio of 3 : 4, which means that the length is 25% shorter than the width. The painter Carl Bloch was a European artist from Denmark, whose style can mainly be assigned to Realism. The artist was born in the year 1834 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark and deceased at the age of 56 in 1890.

Important legal note: We try what we can in order to depict the art products as precisely as possible and to illustrate them visually in our shop. Please bear in mind that some tone of the printed materials, as well as the print result can differ slightly from the image on your screen. Depending on your settings of your screen and the quality of the surface, color pigments may not be printed as realistically as the digital version depicted here. In view of the fact that all the fine art prints are printed and processed manually, there might also be slight variations in the size and exact position of the motif.

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