I remember the first time I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I walked in through the main entrance, past the reception desk and the first thing I saw was 'Samson Slaying a Philistine', by Giambologna. I felt a serge of adrenaline, it was, and still is the most powerful piece of art I have ever seen.
It is the only monumental marble sculpture by Giambologna ever to have left Florence was acquired by the Museum in 1953 with the assistance of the Art Fund. It is a group nearly seven feet high (210 centimetres) showing two nude men in combat, and representing Samson slaying a Philistine, an episode from the Old Testament 'Book of Judges'.