‘The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis’, by Cornelis van Haarlem

Cornelis van Haarlem [1562 – 11 Novembro 1638], pintor da Idade de Ouro Holandesa e um dos principais Maneiristas de Haarlem.

A classical story of the gods: the wedding of the sea goddess Thetis and the human Peleus, to which all the gods were invited except Eris, the goddess of discord. In revenge she threw (above left) a golden apple (of discord) ‘for the most beautiful’ of the goddesses present. The shepherd Paris was asked to choose among them (above right): Hera, who promised him wealth, Athena, who offered wisdom, and Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen of Troy. Paris’ choice of Aphrodite was the indirect cause of the Trojan War. The painting was intended as a warning against discord: the city commissioned it for the stadholders’ guest-residence in Haarlem, the Prinsenhof. Via Frans Hals Museum.

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem [1562 – 1638]
‘The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis’, c. 1592 – 1593 – Frans Hals Museum

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