Ruben's "Judgement of Paris". The goddess Venus, in the centre of the painting with her beautiful back to us, was modelled on his 22 yr old wife Hélène. National Gallery, London.

Ruben's "Judgement of Paris". The goddess Venus, in the centre of the painting with her beautiful back to us, was modelled on his 22 yr old wife Hélène. National Gallery, London.

William Brymner - Judgement of Paris

William Brymner - Judgement of Paris

Judgement of Paris Met 07.286.36 n1.jpg

Judgement of Paris Met 07.286.36 n1.jpg

Heidsieck, 1901 by Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau (Modern). advertisement. Private Collection

Heidsieck, 1901 by Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau (Modern). advertisement. Private Collection

The three goddesses, Athene, Hera and Aphrodite, present themselves to Paris in the contest for the golden apple. The shepherd prince sits on a rock surrounded by his hounds and sheep. Beside him stands the god Hermes, and above him, on a rock, a tiny winged Nike (Victory). The three goddesses stand together in a group, each bearing a sceptre or spear. Athene wears a helm, and Hera a crown. Aphrodite (centre) is accompanied by her winged son Eros, who stands on a plinth above her head.

The three goddesses, Athene, Hera and Aphrodite, present themselves to Paris in the contest for the golden apple. The shepherd prince sits on a rock surrounded by his hounds and sheep. Beside him stands the god Hermes, and above him, on a rock, a tiny winged Nike (Victory). The three goddesses stand together in a group, each bearing a sceptre or spear. Athene wears a helm, and Hera a crown. Aphrodite (centre) is accompanied by her winged son Eros, who stands on a plinth above her head.

The Judgement of Paris. Peter Paul Rubens. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, Spain.

The Judgement of Paris. Peter Paul Rubens. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, Spain.

Le Recueil des histoires de Troyes. De la première destruction de Troyes / Le songe de Pâris / Folio 214v.

Le Recueil des histoires de Troyes. De la première destruction de Troyes / Le songe de Pâris / Folio 214v.

Pomander shaped as an apple, of silver, silver gilt, and niello. The sections of the body of the pomander are held in place by a pin with a screw section at the top, the whole attached to an octagonal gadrooned head to which is hinged a quatrefoil handle. Inscriptions run around the edge of each section relating to the Judgement of Paris, the interior and exterior decoration of scrolling foliage and geometric patterns.  Place of Origin: Italy (made)  Date: ca. 1350 (made)

Pomander

Pomander shaped as an apple, of silver, silver gilt, and niello. The sections of the body of the pomander are held in place by a pin with a screw section at the top, the whole attached to an octagonal gadrooned head to which is hinged a quatrefoil handle. Inscriptions run around the edge of each section relating to the Judgement of Paris, the interior and exterior decoration of scrolling foliage and geometric patterns. Place of Origin: Italy (made) Date: ca. 1350 (made)

It's Grape Finale Wine Sense Wednesday! Before the 1976 PARIS TASTING French wines ruled.  The May 24, 1976 JUDGEMENT OF PARIS, changed that. After a blind tasting of French & California wines (10 white & 10 red) at the Paris Intercontinental Hotel, nine top French wine judges chose a California red and white wine as the best.  From that moment on Californian wineries have proven they can produce wine as good as - & even better - than the French classics.  #GrapeFinale #winemaking

It's Grape Finale Wine Sense Wednesday! Before the 1976 PARIS TASTING French wines ruled. The May 24, 1976 JUDGEMENT OF PARIS, changed that. After a blind tasting of French & California wines (10 white & 10 red) at the Paris Intercontinental Hotel, nine top French wine judges chose a California red and white wine as the best. From that moment on Californian wineries have proven they can produce wine as good as - & even better - than the French classics. #GrapeFinale #winemaking

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