CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

The Judgment of Paris (detail)

c. 1513
Oil and tempera on limewood
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

The theme of the Judgment of Paris was a topical one in the fifteenth century, it was treated in several media. In the late Middle Ages the figure of Paris was modified, he was shown not as a shepherd but as a knight who has fallen from his horse.