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TRITONE FOUNTAIN IN PIAZZA BARBERINI
Tritone Fountain in Piazza Barberini, Rome Italy
TRITONE FOUNTAIN BY BERNINI

"HISTORY and BARBERINI SQUARE"

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Bernini's Monument
TRITON
Bernini's Monument
DOLPHINS

Triton Fountain is to us one of the most beautiful fountain made by Bernini in Rome. It's right in the middle of Barberini Square very close to the omonimous Palace surely worthy of a visit for its collection of paintings. Benini projected it in 1642 for his patron Pope Urbano VIII Barberini. In the middle of the fountain four dolphins support with their tails two valves of a scallop shell on which a kneeling triton, god of sea Neptune's son, who blows water through a shell held up in his hands.

The jet of water once was higher and more impressive that today. On the dolphins also visible is the papal tiara and the other symbol of Barberini's family: the bees. Surely the aim of Bernini was the dynamism that here is reached through the representation of a gesture, the act of blowing of the Triton, and his impressive but agile muscle structure.


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