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Segantini 04: Costume grigionese – Bündnerin am Brunnen, 1887

Costume grigionese – Bündnerin am Brunnen, 1887: (54 × 79 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Segantini Museum St. Moritz, Depositum der Otto Fischbacher Giovanni Segantini Stiftung).
Der einzige historische, teilweise erhaltene Brunnen liegt in der Veia Son Mitgel, hinter der Metzgerei Peduzzi.

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Die Tiere wurden mindestens morgens und abends an den Brunnen getränkt.
Baba as a shepherdess in Graubünden Sunday costume – an archetypal representation of drinking. At the time of Segantini, the water for the household was fetched at the well, washed and the animals were soaked. Today, the fountains like this one in front of the church of Son Mitgel serve only as an ornament.


"Bünderin am Brunnen" shows a young shepherdess drinking at a fountain – an everyday picture at that time. The motif is considered an archetypal representation of drinking; water is a symbol of the origin of life.

Fountains in Savognin

At the time of Segantini there were 14 wells in Savognin. There, water for the daily household was fetched, washed and the animals soaked. Today there are still 10 fountains, which serve only as an ornament.

In 1886, the first water supply with hydrants was built in Savognin. At the same time, the fountains were equipped with a cast fountain stick. Earlier wells drew water from a stream or river via simple wooden pipes. In 1935, the water supply was modernized: to supply the houses with running water and each stable with a drinking trough, two reservoirs were built. The drinking water was collected in springs on both sides of the valley. In 1965, the great construction boom forced the municipality to build another, larger reservoir on the right side of the valley.

Text and pictures about the fountains by Joachim Wasescha, Savognin.


Segantini 04: Costume grigionese – Bündnerin am Brunnen, 1887

Kirche Son Mitgel, 7460 Savognin

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