Trevi Fountain, Italian Fontana di Trevi, fountain in Rome that is considered a late Baroque masterpiece and is arguably the best known of the city’s numerous fountains.
It was designed by Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762.
What does the Trevi fountain represent?
Iconography- The Statues of Trevi Fountain
In the centre of the fountain is a statue of Oceanus, standing under a triumphal arch. His chariot is being pulled by two sea horses, one wild and one docile, representing the opposing moods of the sea.
What God is on the Trevi Fountain?
The sea god is not Neptune
The centre piece in the Trevi Fountain is the Greek sea God Oceanus. Unlike Neptune who would have a trifork and a dolphin, Oceanus is accompanied by sea-horses and Tritons who are half men and half mermen. Salvi used the symbolism to visualize an essay on water.
What is the story of the Trevi Fountain?
Who Built Trevi Fountain & When Was It Built? The fountain was built at the end of an aqueduct (Aqua Virgo) that was constructed in 19BC. The Aqua Virgo was built by Augustus’s son-in-law Agrippa to supply water for the Roman Baths. The fountain is a Baroque design and stands 85 feet high and 65 feet wide.
When was the Trevi fountain built?