Judgment of Paris

size(cm): 40x55
Sale price£150 GBP


The Judgment of Paris, the work of renowned French artist Paul Cézanne, is a painting that has captivated art lovers since its creation in 1870. This masterpiece is a representation of the Greek myth of the Judgment of Paris, in which the Trojan prince Paris must choose between three goddesses: Aphrodite, Hera and Athena, to grant him the golden apple that was given to him by Eris, the goddess of discord.

Cézanne, known for being one of the precursors of the Impressionist movement, used in this work his characteristic Post-Impressionist style, in which the shape and structure of objects is emphasized, instead of the realistic representation of nature. In the Judgment of Paris, Cézanne uses a palette of vibrant and contrasting colors, which highlight the beauty of the three goddesses and the drama of the scene.

The composition of the painting is another outstanding aspect of this work. Cézanne uses a triangular arrangement to represent the three goddesses, with Paris at the center of the composition. This arrangement creates a visual balance and a sense of harmony in the work.

Despite its beauty and its importance in the history of art, Cézanne's Judgment of Paris is a work little known to the general public. This is partly because the painting was rejected by the Paris Salon in 1870, preventing it from being exhibited to the public for many years.

In short, Paul Cézanne's Judgment of Paris is a masterpiece that combines the beauty of Greek mythology with the artistic innovation of Post-Impressionism. Its artistic style, composition and use of color are aspects that make it unique and worthy of being admired in any art gallery.

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