The theme of the fountain is the return of the sea god Nepler in Roman mythology. It has a Baroque architectural style, beautiful appearance, rich decoration and strong three-dimensional sense. Lifelike, and the clear spring water complements each other, presenting a moving fountain scene.
The name of the fountain, Trevi, means three-way road, because there are three roads extending outward in front of the fountain, which is also the origin of the name of the fountain. The background building is a Rococo-style Poseidon Palace, which is divided into three spaces by four columns. In the middle stands the Poseidon driving a flying horse chariot, the goddess of abundance and health to the left and right, and the four girls standing on it represent the four seasons. Accompanied by the two water gods who are half human and half fish, among the various underwater animals in the fountain pool, many of them are images imagined by the ancients. The center of the Sea God Palace is the sea god driving a Pegasus chariot, and the left and right sides are The goddess of abundance and health, and below the god of the sea is Triton, the messenger of the sea, with an appearance similar to the Arc de Triomphe.
Fountain of the Four Rivers
The “Fountain of the Four Rivers” in Piazza Navona in Rome is an ancient Egyptian obelisk erected on a large hollow rock. There are 4 marble statues on the top of the rock, symbolizing the four major rivers of the world in the 17th century, namely Europe. The Danube in Africa, the Nile in Africa, the Ganges in Asia and the Labrata in the Americas. At the top of the obelisk, there is the pope’s coat of arms and the dove bearing the palm branch (the family crest of Pope Innocent X), which expresses the meaning very clearly: the Holy See has been restored and vibrant, and it rules in the name of God worldwide. Despite its obvious symbolic significance, Bernini’s fountain is his best permanent work.