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Berninis Tritone Fontana
09-MAY-2014 Donna Hollinger

Bernini's Tritone Fontana

Piazza Barberini, Rome Italy

The Tritone, the first of Bernini's free-standing urban fountains, was erected to provide water from the Acqua Felice aqueduct which Urban had restored, in a dramatic celebration. It was Bernini's last major commission from his great patron who died in 1644. At the Triton Fountain, Urban and Bernini brought the idea of a sculptural fountain, familiar from villa gardens, decisively to a public urban setting for the first time; previous public fountains in the city of Rome had been passive basins for the reception of public water.800.barbfnt.8203.copy.jpg

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