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The Judgement of Paris might refer to any of the several paintings the artist created about the Greek myth referring Thetis' and Peleus' wedding. Eris was the goddess of discord and decided that during the wedding she would throw a golden apple among the guests, and the most beautiful goddess should take the apple. Juno, Minerva, and Venus argued about this, but Jupiter decided that Paris should be the final judge of the dispute.
This painting is an epitome of the Baroque period, showing classical elements that defined the period for many generations. The story is placed in a charming field. The environment is deep and filled with details, creating the sensation that the characters are in the middle of a peculiar farmland. Two thick trees with dark trunks frame the painting on the sides, and they are filled with leaves and creepers. On the right-hand side, a peacock is standing on the tree. Curiously, the peacock is represented in dark shades of blue, orange and green, almost merging to the tree trunk. On the left-hand side, a large dog watches the scene. The dog is also represented with soft colors and low contrasts, placing it as an element of the background.
Rubens would generally pick vibrant palettes and colorful tones for the scenes as a whole. In this case, by choosing to merge the background elements with nature, he draws attention and places the focus on the figures, especially the three naked figures and the two little cherubs on the right-hand side.
The figures have pale, marble-like skin and curvy bodies. They are adorned with jewelry and red and white pieces of cloth. They also have curly bright golden hair, also adorned with golden ornaments and jewels. Rubens represented them with what seems to be a halo, or golden light, representing their divinity.
They contrast with the two figures on the left. They have a more human body, skin tone, and even the garments are more regular. They are also dressed in pieces of cloth, but they are blue and peach-colored. The figure holding the golden apple is wearing a hat on top of his blond curly hair. The palette on these characters is darker and more natural, which puts them in harmony with the background and in contrast with the goddesses on the right-hand side.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Judgment of Paris c. 1639, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Judgment of Paris c. 1639 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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