(b. 1684, Valenciennes, d. 1721, Nogent-sur-Marne)
The Judgment of Paris1718-21
Oil on wood, 47 x 31 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
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.