The Loves of Paris and Helen

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The Love of Paris and Helen by Jacques-Louis David.jpg

The Loves of Paris and Helen is a 1788 painting by Jacques-Louis David, showing Helen of Troy and Paris from Homer's Iliad. It is now in the Louvre Museum.

It 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.

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  • Étienne Coche de La Ferté and Julien Guey, "Analyse archéologique et psychologique d'un tableau de David : Les Amours de Pâris et d'Hélène", Revue archéologique, vol. XL, 1952, p. 129-61