Foligno

Fountain in memory of the fallen, by Ivan Theimer

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The fountain in memory of the Fallen by Ivan Theimer is located in Don Minzoni Square in Foligno. It is a contemporary artwork nicknamed the “fountain of turtles” by Foligno inhabitants because of the bronze tortoises located around the base. 


The fountain is located on the site of the 17th century Rodati Palace, destroyed by the bombardment in March 1944, and combines in a hourglass-shaped travertine block elements of bronze, Guatemala stone and water.

At its base there is the engraving “Everyone builds the victory of peace”.

The artwork is the showpiece of the Czech sculptor Ivan Theimer who specializes in using bronze and generally produces sculptures with a solid classical impact.

Other important works by Theimer include the three obelisks in the garden of the Elysée Palace garden and a bronze high-relief for the façade of Paris’ National Archives. In addition to this fountain, Foligno has another artwork by Theimer: the monument devoted to Giuseppe Piermarini.