MENGS, Anton Raphael
(b. 1728, Aussig, d. 1779, Roma)
Judgment of Parisc. 1756
Oil on canvas, 226 x 296 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
A meticulous painter, Mengs admired the oeuvre of 16th-century Italian artists such as Raphael and Correggio, whom he considered to be models of perfection both as regards composition and style. Emulating their masterpieces.