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Los Cibeles Fountain – Madrid,Spain, reference image to paint

Painting monuments, painting Madrid

This known fountain is one of the most famous monuments of Madrid which is placed in the center of the Plaza de Cibeles.
We find in front of the famous Calle de Alcalá.

This monument is dedicated to the goddess Cybele and was once a source of drinking water.
The Goddess and the lions were carved in marble Montesclaros village (Toledo), and the rest in stone brought from another town near Madrid.
By its contrast against the building you see behind it and the light generated by the reflection of water, the picture becomes somewhat complicated but at the same time attractive to paint.
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