Two horses represent the ocean in the amazing Trevi Fountain.
In 1730 Pope Clement XII held a general competition to design a fountain. The winner was Nicola Salvi. He won the contest with a fountain featuring the Sea God Neptune. It was a huge and beautiful design. Two horses represent the ocean and they are an amazing detail of the Trevi fountain.
Construction began in 1732, but unfortunately Salvi never saw the work completed. Salvi died in 1762, 11 years before the end of the work. The whole fountain represents the ocean and is known to the world as the Trevi Fountain. Two of the statues within the fountain’s great design are horses and represent the ocean. They are amazing to see in detail.
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THE TREVI FOUNTAIN
Trevi means ‘three roads’. This is because the fountain was once located at the intersection of three roads. It is undoubtedly the largest and most famous fountain in Rome and is 20 metres wide and 26 metres high. It depicts Neptune on board a chariot drawn by two horses, which in turn are driven by two tritons, a young and an old one.
If you look closely, you can see that one horse is calm, while the other is rather agitated. They are marvellous and their details are unrivalled. They represent the ocean and its unpredictable mood. The rough ocean and the calm one. Two amazing details of the Trevi fountain. The rough ocean is led by the younger triton while the calm one, is accompanied by the older triton. An interesting pairing…. A further detail to analyse.
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