The Loves of Paris and Helen
Painting by Jacques-Louis David / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Loves of Paris and Helen is a 1788 oil-on-canvas painting by the French Neoclassical artist Jacques-Louis David, showing Helen of Troy and Paris from Homer's Iliad. It is now in the Louvre Museum.
The painting was the result of a commission from the comte d'Artois. It shows David in his 'galante' phase and was interpreted as a satire on the manners of the comte d'Artois. The caryatids in the background are copies of those by Jean Goujon in the Louvre.