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

The Judgment of Paris

Limewood, 43 x 32,2 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

This mythological theme was very popular with the humanist-educated bourgeoisie as well as the court and Cranach the Elder painted it often.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Cristoph Willibald Gluck: Paride ed Elena, Paris' aria