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  Drawings for the great fountains of Rome and Paris
While the Triton was often an ornamental feature of fountains, Bernini infused a convincing vigor into the mythological creature, half man, half fish, whom Neptune summoned to blow the conch so mightily that even the most distant storm-tossed waves would hear the command to subside.
The fountain on the north side of the Place de la Concorde has large figures symbolizing the two greatest rivers in France, the Rhone and the Rhine, which empty into the Mediterranean and the Atlantic respectively The other figures personify the harvests: wheat, grapes, flowers, and fruit.
With the exception of the Tritons and Nereids, which are bronze, the figures on both fountains are cast iron and were originally "Florentined" with bronze and gold paint.
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  Triton (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves.
Over time, Triton's name and image came to be associated with a class of merman-like creatures, the Tritons, which could be male or female, and usually formed the escort of marine divinities.
A variety of Triton, the Centauro-Triton or Ichthyocentaur ("Fish-centaur"), was described as having the forefeet of a horse in addition to the human body and the fish tail.
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 Fountain - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Early fountains depended on the natural gravity flow of water, from a spring or from an aqueduct supplied from a distant and higher source of water, which provided hydraulic head.
An offshoot of the Fountain of Life was the legend of the Fountain of Youth, which Juan Ponce de León sought in Florida.
In many circumstances fountains obtain their water from a closed, recirculating system that must still be filled at the start from the local water supply system and also topped up through its life to offset the effects of evaporation.
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 Triton Fountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Triton Fountain by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, in Piazza Barberini, Rome
In the fountain, which Bernini executed of travertine in 1642–43, an over-lifesize muscular Triton, a minor sea god of ancient Greco-Roman legend, is depicted as a merman kneeling on an opened scallop shell.
The Triton Fountain is one of those evoked in Ottorino Respighi's Fontane di Roma.
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 The Fontain of Triton -Most Prosaic Thoroughfares of Modern Rome
Triton blows his conch-shell with all his might as he kneels across the hinge of a wide-open scallop-shell, which is supported on the upturned tails of three dolphins massed together in the middle of a large, lowlying basin.
Triton, kneeling upon this noble support is, from the waist upward, a severely simple figure, almost uncouth and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the design.
Triton has suffered from a sculptor's point of view, but as a work of imaginative art it is, perhaps, all the better for Nature's modelling.
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 Fountain Summary
The typical attributes of fountains reflect diverse metaphoric images expressive of the principal water potentiality, the cosmogonic; cosmogonic water is viewed as pristine, as formless, as eternal, as receptive, as living, as chaotic.
Early fountains depended on the natural gravity flow of water, from a spring or from an aqueduct supplied from a distant and higher source of water, which provided hydraulic head.
In many circumstances fountains obtain their water from a closed, recirculating system that must still be filled at the start from the local water supply system and also topped up through its life to offset the effects of evaporation.
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 About Rome: Fountains of Rome
The travertine fountain was erected with the broken jars from the nearby fluvial river of Ripa Grande.
The four squatting tritons that decorate the fountain del Moro in piazza Navona were originally carved for this fountain but, resulting too big for the size of the basin they were placed in their present position.
The fountain of Moses was erected in 1572 by Giovanni and Domenico Fontana.
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This is the fountain placed in the right hemicycle, towards the Pinchio, designed by Valadier in 1823 and the carved marble group by Giovanni Ceccarini, representing the goddess Rome armed with a lance and a helmet, with on either side the reclining statues of Tiber and Aniente and the she-wolf feeding the twins.
The four squatting tritons that decorate the Moro fountain in piazza Navona were originally carved for this fountain but, resulting out of proportion in relation to the size of the basin, they were happily placed in their actual position.
The large travertine fountain of the Sisto bridge (show-fountain of the Paola waters) was constructed in 1613 for Paolo V Borghese (1605-1621) by Giovanni Vasanzio (the Flemish Van Zanten).
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 The Role of Architecture in Fountain Design
The sculptural forms of the Triton fountain, suggest a liberating since the moment, so much so that instead of the statues being static and solid, they seem to interact playfully with the water which surrounds them.
The Triton fountain was built for Pope Urban VIII, and was a manifestation of the type of fountains that the transform a routine Roman square into an eloquent glorification of the power of God and the State.
Tritons are often very common ornamental features of fountains; however, this Triton fountain that we discuss here infuses a convincing figure into the mythological creature, who is summoned by Neptune to make the seashell saying mightily set even the most distant turbulent waves would heed the command to restore calm.
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 Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Fountains
Writings from the period suggest it is a memorial to those citizens whom lost their lives in the great flood of the Tevere, which covered the entire area in a blanket of water near the end of the 16th century.
On both sides there are other two important and beautiful fountains: on southern side there is the Fountain of Moor, partially made by Bernini and his disciples and completed in the XIX century; on northern side the Fountain of Neptune, place here at the end of XVI century but fully rebuilt in XIX century.
Bernini infused the Triton Fountain with convincing vigor as its mythological creature blows a forceful het of water--a hydraulic.
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 Millesgården - On your own - Upper terrace
A triton is the male equivalent of a mermaid in Greek mythology.
The fountain was created for Gothenburg but the commissioners discovered that it resembled the Italian baroque sculptor Bernini´s triton fountain in Piazza Barbarini in Rome.
The fountain was purchased by Prince Eugen for Waldemarsudde.
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 Fountains by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
We have seen how the little fountain known as the "Vatican Bees" was inspired by the famous and colossal "Eagle" that Paul V had built in 1611-12 in the "Belvedere Wood" as the display fountain of the Aqua Paola in the Vatican.
This Triton bears a striking resemblance to the Barberini Triton: identical position, identical "movement" of arms and hands, which are holding an almost identical round shell which the Triton uses to blow water into the air.
Given that Stefano Maderno carved the fine Triton in the Vatican in 1611, and that the Barberini Triton was made in 1643, it has to be said that Bernini took the inspiration for his marvelous sculpture from Maderno.
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 Triton’s fountain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The famous fountain was commissioned by pope Urbano VIII Barberini to decorate the access square to the family palace.
The sun, together with the famous bees, the laurel and the roses, was infact one of the emblems of the Barberini family.
On the occasion of the building of this fountain the aqueduct Felice’s flow was raised by 300 ounces, that is 60.000.000 litres.
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 Land Forum - Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, & Environmental Planning
Fountains, Splash and Spectacle: Water and Design from the Renaissance to the Present is a publication that accompanied an exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt in New York City which presents photographs, drawings and historical documentation of the most beloved fountains in the world, others unknown and modest, and some that are simply grandiose.
Symmes explains that the Triton Fountain is great design because it has such a liberating sense of movement that the statues seem to interact with the water: Bernini’s Triton Fountain transforms what had been a quotidian type of fountain in a Roman square into the eloquent glorification of a sea god and of papal rule.
While tritons are often ornamental features of fountains, Bernini’s Triton Fountain infuses a convincing vigor into the mythological creature who was summoned by Neptune to blow the conch shell mightily so that even the most distant turbulent waves would hear the command to restore calm.
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 The Triton Cloche Fountains : The Fountains of Peterhof   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was only in 1732 that Zemtsov and Sualem realized the idea of the four fountains, using leaden figures of young Tritons, cast in England in 1721 from drawings made by Braunstein for the Great Cascade.
In 1912 the Pudost limestone surrounds were replaced by granite ones, which repeated the original shape of the fountains and did not change their decor, which was left unaltered for about two centuries.
When the fountains were restored in 1954, bronze sculptures made from photographs by the sculptor Alexey Gurzhy were placed in the fountain pools.
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 American Academy in Rome - Carmela Vircillo Franklin 20th Director
Bernini’s Triton Fountain in Piazza Barberini is photographed with two well-dressed young boys leaning and sitting on the railing in the near-empty piazza, while work goes on in the open doorways of the surrounding dwellings.
The bollards and railing around the Triton Fountain prevented horses from drinking from it; the horses’ needs were provided for by the Fountain of the Bees, which plays on one of the heraldic devices of the Barberini family.
In 1865 the Fountain of the Bees was dismantled and in 1916 it was re-erected in a new position at the northeast corner of the piazza, anchoring one side of the Via Veneto.
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The four bronze nymphs placed around the basin of the Fountain of the Naiads were the subject of fierce controversy, which led to the raising of a fence to prevent the sight of the female figures, considered too sensual because of the manner in which they were embracing the sea monsters.
The fountain is the terminal part of the Vergine aqueduct built by Agrippa, a general of Augustus, in 19 B.C. to bring the water coming from the Salone springs, 19 km away, to Rome.
This is the aqueduct that supplies the water to the monumental fountains of the historic centre, from Piazza Navona to Piazza di Spagna.
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 Fountain history: information and resources
Includes lots of associated definitions and a short history of fountain examples from a 12th century fountain head to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in 2004.
Prolific American sculptor versed in a variety of media who was known for creating the Dodge Fountain in Detroit, Michigan and the Sunken Garden at the Chase Manhatten Bank Plaza in New York.
Victorian drinking fountains that live on as ornaments in London are being restored by the London Parks and Gardens Trust.
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 Fountains of Rome
The Fountain of Triton - A Baroque fountain executed in Travertine by Gian Lorenzo Bernini around 1642., the fountain is without doubt one of the most beautiful in the city, especially for the naturalism with which the artist represented the sea monster, half man and half fish, seated on the valves of an open shell.
The Trevi Fountain is featured on our Original Rome Walking Tour where you'll learn the history behind this important monument, and significance of the decorative decorations, as well as hearing how a local barber influenced the final design of the fountain.
The fountains of Piazza Venezia are featured on our Original Rome Walking Tour, part of the colossal structure, the two ornamental fountains Fountain of the Adriatic and Fountain of the Tyrrhenian sea refer to the new Italy, united and free.
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 The Orangery Fountain : The Fountains of Peterhof   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A pool for it was dug in 1722, but it was only in 1726 that Usov constructed a fountain, and decorated it with a lead group made by Bartolomeo Carlo Rastrelli.
During the occupation period from 1941 to 1944 the Orangery with its garden and fountain was completely destroyed.
Gurzhy re-created the sculpture of Triton Fighting a Sea Monster and the four turtles in 1956, and so this fountain, typical of the 1730s, began its second life.
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The fountain is modelled after the marble Triton in Rome's Piazza Barberini (Gian Lorenzo Berini 1598-1680).
However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves.
Over time, Triton's name and image came to be associated with a class of mermaid-like creatures, the Tritons, which could be male or female, and usually formed the escort of marine divinities.
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 Triton
In Greek mythology, Triton was a god of water and the sea.
Triton is often described as having the form of a merman.
Two of the symbols associated with Triton are the conch shell and the trident.
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 Bernini's Neptune and Triton - Victoria and Albert Museum
Neptune and Triton are commanding the seas, and indeed our first impression of the two figures is that they magnificently dominate the space that surrounds them, the space in which we now have to imagine the waters.
The story of Neptune and Triton was even more dramatically told in the original setting of the sculpture, which was surrounded by elaborate fountains and set above waterfalls at the upper end of a large oval pool in the garden of the Villa Montalto in Rome.
Triton's emergence from the waves is vivaciously suggested by the less defined forms of his fin-like legs and his thick locks of hair still heavy with water; originally a jet of water spurted from his conch shell.
www.vam.ac.uk /collections/sculpture/stories/Bernini_Neptune_Triton/index.html   (1016 words)

  
 The Mounument Fountains of Naples
There were many smaller fountains as well as an ample number of what today are called "monument fountains"--big and beautiful, usually going back to the Spanish renovations in the city in the 1600s.
The Fountain of the Little King (right)--Dedicated to Charles II of Hapsburg, the fountain was built in 1670.
The Sebeto Fountain (left) --Named for the ancient river that flowed in Naples, the fountain was designed by Cosimo Fanzago, the great 18th-century architect; the actual construction was completed by his son, Carlo.
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 Water in Rome
The four bronze nymphs placed around the basin of the Fountain of the Naiads were the subject of fierce controversy, which led to the raising of a fence to prevent the sight of the female figures, considered too sensual because of the manner in which they were embracing the sea monsters.
The fountain is the terminal part of the Vergine aqueduct built by Agrippa, a general of Augustus, in 19 B.C. to bring the water coming from the Salone springs, 19 km away, to Rome.
This is the aqueduct that supplies the water to the monumental fountains of the historic centre, from Piazza Navona to Piazza di Spagna.
www.romaturismo.it /v2/allascopertadiroma/en/itinerari01.html   (1851 words)

  
 Fontana del Tritone by BERNINI, Gian Lorenzo
Gian Lorenzo Bernini brought the fountain sculpture from the villa to the city, from the natural to the social setting.
With him, the sculpture is conceived in relation to the water, to its ceaseless flow, to its shape and course, and thus it becomes one of the "symbolic forms" of the Baroque.
The Triton Fountain is composed of four dolphins whose tails mesh together to support an enormous shell on which stands a muscular triton blowing for all he is worth into a conch.
www.wga.hu /html/b/bernini/gianlore/sculptur/1630/triton.html   (165 words)

  
 Henri Studio Cast Stone Fountains
Duracraft fountains are constructed of high-quality fiberglass with an antique bronze metallic finish that will develop a true patina over time.
Henri Studio is the world's leading manufacturer of premium decorative cast stone fountains, statuary, urn planters, bird baths, garden ornaments, and outdoor seating.
A decorative cast stone fountain placed in a garden, courtyard, conservatory, entryway, or patio becomes not only the visual focal point, but also provides the soothing sound of gently falling water.
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 Fountains
This fountain is one of the most majestic and characteristic fountains of Rome.
On this fountain, one finds Pope Clement X’s coat of arms (who was the pope when the work was completed), and two twisted dolphins.
The fountain efficiently utilizes water pressure because the water flows to both the stern and the bow.
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