The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides was painted by Joseph Mallord William Turner in 1806. The Hesperides were the three daughters of Hesperus, the evening star. They tended a tree of golden apples on the slopes of Mount Atlas. Here, the goddess Discord picks one, setting in train the events leading to the Trojan war. Landscape paintings for sale
The apple was subsequently awarded to the goddess Aphrodite by Paris, after she had promised him the most beautiful woman in the world: the Greek Queen, Helen, wife of Menelaus, whom Paris then abducted. It seems Turner may have been alluding to recent in-fighting at the Royal Academy in his choice of subject. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 155.3 cm, Width: 218.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.