Judgement of Paris (Watteau)  

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Judgement of Paris

Judgement of Paris[1] is a painting by Antoine Watteau. It is an oil on wood housed at the Louvre. The painting shows Athena holding up her shield as a mirror. In the reflection we see a monstrous image, possibly an allegorical representation of vanity. The painting shows the winning goddess Aphrodite's backside, a fashion started by Velazquez in the Rokeby Venus. (see The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form).




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