In 1629 the Pope Urban VIII asked Bernini for renovations for the Trevi fountain but he abandoned the project when the Pope died. So, Nicola Salvi continued with the work with some ideas of Bernini, but he died in 1751 before he finished the sculpture. Finally, the Fountain of Trevi was finished in 1762 by Guissepe Pannini.
The sculptor used travertine marble to build the sculpture becaus it is the material with most predominance in Rome. The dimensions are very big (25’9 meters high and 19’8 meters width). The Fountain of Trevi is represented by Neptuno in his carriage with two horses which are leaving the water where we can see two tritons. Behind the sculpture of Neptuno there is a precious façade standing out a representative figure.
In the Baroque, the sculptors wanted to capture fleeting moments to cause emotions, so in the Fountain of Trevi the sculptor located the sculptural scene on a fantastic waterfall sculpted in travertine marble. The sculptor wanted to represent movement; he used curved lines and cloth folds to intensify the sensation of movement. All these features corresponding to Baroque, we can see which coincide with the elements of the sculpture, the Fountain of Trevi.
The Fountain of Trevi was emptied to check the state of the monument in 2012 and finally the Rome’s mayor said that a global reformation was necessary. The reformation supposed a lot of money and finally the reformations were inaugurated in 2014. While the reformations the visitors could see the fountain, there wasn’t any problem to see it.
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