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Moving or still, the glitter of water tells a magical story.  Opaque and reflective or clear and distorted, water has its own story to tell.  There is much said about water in history with the use of a symbol or stylised in some way.  During the renaissance or later, water is represented more realistically.  In each case, either in motion or tranquil, water determines the mood of the image.  Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by water and studied it both as an artist/scientist and as hydrological engineer, many others represented the many attributes water conveyed literally, metaphorically, symbolically, or allegorically in mythology, religion, and folklore. 

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