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Maderno's Fountain

Maderno's Fountain

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I took this photograph at the St. Peter's Square in Vatican City in the fall of 2022. I feel happy to make art there with Pope Francis, an Argentine currently at the helm! No one is perfect but I appreciate the strides he has been making to love the LGBTQIA+ community. 

"The architect Carlo Maderno redesigned this fountain in 1612... Like all fountains of the time, the fountain on St. Peter's Square had no pumps and operated purely by gravity, with a source of water higher than the fountain which caused the water to shoot upwards. The source of water for the fountain, the Aqua Paola, was on the Janiculum hill, 266 above sea level, which meant that the fountain could shoot water twenty feet upwards into the air. In 1641, the Flemish lawyer Theodor Ameyden said that the jet of water from the top of the fountain 'seemed to rise in the air like a veritable river.' He called it 'the most beautiful fountain which exists in Europe'" (source)

The print is made on a master's edition, archival museum-quality paper and is ready for you to frame!

Product Features:

  • Sustainably created through Gelato.
  • The paper and frame are FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) or equivalent depending on regional availability. 
  • Pine frame
  • Matte paper is uncoated and natural white (off-white). The 250 gsm/ 110lb paper is perfect for fine art, designed to last for years without losing its original beauty.
  • With alkaline papermaking technology, this print is acid-free, meaning the pH of the pulp that is used to form the paper is above 7 (neutral). The paper is also buffered with an alkaline reserve, such as calcium carbonate, to neutralize acid compounds absorbed from the atmosphere or formed through natural aging. This ensures that your poster will last many years without any yellowing or discoloration.
  • The print is free from or low in OBA (optical brightener additives). This ensures that the natural white color of the paper remains consistent under different lighting conditions. In contrast, the color of papers that contain optical brighteners can shift depending on the light source. Additionally, the color of OBA-free paper remains more consistent over time, so you can enjoy the poster for years without any shifts.

About the photograph:

November 16, 2022

Shot on Nikon Z7ii

ƒ/5.6 1/250 50mm ISO140

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