A mercury fountain is a fountain constructed for use with mercury rather than water. A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source ( Latin fons) fills a basin of some kind and is drained away Mercury (ˈmɜrkjʊri also called quicksilver or hydrargyrum, is a Chemical element with the symbol Hg ( Latinized hydrargyrum Water is a common Chemical substance that is essential for the survival of all known forms of Life.
The most noted example is a modern sculpture designed by the American artist Alexander Calder and commissioned by the Spanish Republican government for the 1937 World Exhibition in Paris. Alexander Calder (22 July 1898 – 11 November 1976 also known as Sandy Calder, was an American sculptor and Artist most famous for inventing The Second Spanish Republic was the system of government in Spain between April 14 1931, when King Alfonso XIII left the country The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life was held in 1937 in Paris The artwork is a memorial to the siege of Almadén, which then supplied 60 percent of the world's mercury, by General Franco's troops. Almadén, Spain, is a town and Municipality in the province of Ciudad Real, within the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (born December 4, 1892 in Ferrol, died November 20, 1975 in Madrid A direct counterpart is Picasso's Guernica. Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 Guernica is a monumental Painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting the Nazi German Bombing of Guernica, Spain by twenty-eight Calder's mercury fountain, now at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, is displayed behind glass for safety reasons. The Fundació Joan Miró Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani ( Joan Miró Foundation) is a museum of Modern art honoring Joan Miró and located on Barcelona ( Catalan bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish baɾθeˈlona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia
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