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Residence fountains, looking northwest

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Description: Hadrian’s Villa and Its Legacy
The artistic spirit of the Villa is best contemplated at the Scenic Canal (fig. 165). Its colonnades and sculpture (mostly modern copies of originals now in the Canal Block), necessarily incomplete, may not reflect the original scheme faultlessly, but with the Canal proper they comprise the only truly informative example at the site today of a basic Villa principle: the skillful, evocative fusion of figural art with architecture and the landscape. Because the evidence is incomplete, Hadrian’s …
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Related print edition pages: pp.139-182

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