Another event in our Fall Art lecture series. We will meet in the Lobby of MODA at 6:15, lecture starts at 6:30 $10. Jim[masked]
The Trevi is arguably the most famous fountain in the world; noted for its gigantic scale, magnificent sculptures, complex iconography, dramatic water display, and embracing piazza.
For its designer, Nicola Salvi, the Trevi was an all-encompassing theatrical synthesis of ancient and contemporary architectural forms, sculpture, Arcadian nature, and natural philosophy. Recalling sacred springs and triumphal arches, Salvi used traditional allegorical themes and water displays to express complex relationships between city and nature in a single monument that, at the same time symbolically represented the latest scientific thinking about water, moisture, and air.
Join us as we explore the complex design history of this now iconic tourist destination in a lecture presented by Katherine Rinne, a faculty member at the California College of the Arts and author of The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City (Yale University Press: 2011)
Free for members / $10 for adults / $8 for seniors and military/$5 for students and children. Reserve tickets here. Doors open at 6pm and lecture begins at 6:30pm.
I highly recommend going by the Carlos Museum to view some great old Etchings of the Trevi.