El fuente del paraíso (the fountain of paradise)

Made at the end of the 18th or begining of the 19th century, this fountain was designed by Jean Claude Forestier and bought by the Duchess of Parcent (born in Malaga,Spain). It was the source for the irrigation of the entire garden in the Casa del Rey Moro. The Arabic script, which can be read from right to left and left to right means “eternal salvation”.

What I find fascinating is that neither the designer (French) nor the customer (Spanish) were Arab or Muslim. The beauty of the fountain transcends borders of nations and religions as only art can.

Long live art.

2 Responses to “El fuente del paraíso (the fountain of paradise)”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    March 30, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Yes. but isn’t that the benefit of movement. It leads to such a diversity of creativity.


    • 2 selmatufail
      March 30, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      Yes, and that’s why I love it. I’ve seen artifacts in museums in Berlin which are accompanied by information on where the influence came from – and where it went. I wish this sort of information could be imparted in classrooms too.


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