BALEN, Hendrick van
(b. 1575, Antwerpen, d. 1632, Antwerpen)
The Judgment of Paris1599
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
The Judgment of Paris (the son of a Trojan king, Priam) is the most popular of all mythological themes in art. The scene depicts the story of his award of the golden apple to Venus in a contest of beauty between her, Juno, and Minerva.