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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 Loves of Paris and Helen (1788) by Jacques-Louis David

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.