RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
The Judgment of Parisc. 1636
Oil on canvas, 145 x 194 cm
National Gallery, London
Rubens is considered responsible for redirecting the path of northern European painting by combining classical Italian themes with realistic traditional Flemish painting. This piece was created near the end of his life when his paintings reflected a mastery of technical skill and detail.