The Judgement of Paris - Technique and Styles
The Judgement of Paris
end 17th c.
Unknown Painter, after Peter Paul Rubens
The picture is derived from Rubens’s famous The Judgement of Paris in the National Gallery in London, painted in the master’s late period marked by Tizian’s art, between 1632 and 1635. The Mimara painting retains the warm colouring of Rubens but its “lighter” shades and plainer forms suggest that it dates from the end of the seventeenth century. Rubens probably based his composition on the Dialogue of the Gods by the Greek satirist Lucian (120 - 180).