Pets and Fountains

Bernini: The Master of Italy's Most Impressive Fountains

Bernini: Master Italy's Impressive Fountains 24863432082660.jpg Bernini: The Master of Italy's Most Impressive Fountains The Barcaccia, Bernini's very first water fountain, is a magnificent chef d'oeuvre built at the bottom of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. To this day, this area is filled with Roman locals and tourists alike who enjoy conversation and each other's company. Bernini would without a doubt have been happy to know that people still flock to what has become one the city's most fashionable areas, that around his amazing water fountain. The master's first water fountain of his career was built at around 1630 at the behest of Pope Urbano VIII. A massive vessel slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's main theme. According to 16th century texts, a great flood of the Tevere covered the entire area in water, an event which was commemorated by the eye-catching fountain. In 1665, France was graced by Bernini's only lengthy trip outside of Italy.

Choose from all Kinds of External Water Features

Choose   Kinds  External Water Features 8808750985046357544.jpg Choose from all Kinds of External Water Features Have you ever contemplated converting your garden into a haven of tranquility? The calming feeling provided by outdoor fountains is just one of the benefits of including a water feature in your garden.

Sending a stream of water shooting into the air, spouting fountains leave a dazzling impression. Ample, preexisting ponds can easily be fitted with one of these. Parks and traditional mansions often have one these fountains.

Select a stylish wall fountain to put outdoors. Even with a smallish backyard, it is feasible to add one of these water features. Spouting fountains usually make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of an understated kind of water feature. In this simple process. the water which is forced out of a small opening, moves down a beautifully textured wall and is then collected at the base before being pushed back to the top.

Your garden’s style dictates whether a themed fountain is suitable for you. Consider a classic type of statue, such as a cherub supporting a spout, for the fountain if your home or garden is rustic in style. Something special and bold could be an alternative for more modern gardens. Let your creativity run free to decide on the best option.

Tiered fountains are alluring because the water runs down multiple levels. Cascading fountains is another name used to identify this type of fountain because water flows down multiple levels.

The space required for an outdoor fountain can be considerable, therefore, a better alternative is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. These kinds of fountains are perfect for an area with limited space because their reservoirs are hidden underground.

If you seek a feeling of peacefulness and calmness, install a Japanese fountain as these are thought to bring about such sensations. In this style of water feature the water passes through bamboo sticks. The cycle of water falling into a rustic-styled recipient or a molded stone repeats itself again and again.

Fountains created from glass are another type available. Providing a more classical appearance are trellis-style fountains which feature shaped metalwork. Water features of this type are a perfect option for gardens with many sharp edges along with contemporary shapes and design. The water produces a dazzling effect when it streams down the outside of the glass. Colorful LED lights are also included in some fountains to illuminate the water as it moves down the sheet of glass. With water softly running down its surface, rock waterfall fountains, often made of fake rock, are a possible option for your garden.

A large rock drilled with holes which then has tubes inserted into it is what differentiates a bubbling rock fountain. The bubbling and gurgling at the uppermost part of this type of fountain are brought on by the water being thrust upward at low pressure. The water returns gently trickling down the sides of the rock to reach its starting point. Small gardens are perfect for this type of fountain. Water is moved at low pressure in this type of fountain, so you can rest assured that it will not spray all over should the wind pick up.

Solar driven fountains have become more popular recently because they run on sunlight. There are numerous reasons for this newly found appeal such as the absence of cables, less difficulty in running them, a reduction in electricity bills, and the advantages to the environment. There is no need to choose a specific model of outdoor solar-powered fountain because of the wide variety of designs found on the market.

When and Where Did Water Features Originate?

Water  Features Originate? 580672210596170.jpg When and Where Did Water Features Originate? The translation of hundreds of classical Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 till 1455. He undertook the embellishment of Rome to turn it into the worthy capital of the Christian world. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the behest of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an imposing celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The present-day site of the Trevi Fountain was previously occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and constructed by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. Adjustments and extensions, included in the repaired aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

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Architectural Statuary in Ancient Greece Though many sculptors were compensated by the temples to embellish the sophisticated columns and archways with renderings of the gods, as the time period came to a close, it became more prevalent for sculptors to portray average people as well because many of Greeks had begun to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred.... read more


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Classic Greece: The Beginnings of Outdoor Statue Design In the past, the vast majority of sculptors were compensated by the temples to decorate the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods, but as the era came to a close it grew to be more accepted for sculptors to present ordinary people as well because many Greeks had begun to think of their institution as superstitious rather than sacred.... read more