Pets and Fountains

Cultural Statuary in Old Greece

Cultural Statuary in Old Greece Even though many sculptors were compensated by the temples to embellish the sophisticated columns and archways with renderings of the gods of old, as the time period came to a close, it became more prevalent for sculptors to portray ordinary people as well because plenty of Greeks had started to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred. Portraiture started to be prevalent as well, and would be embraced by the Romans when they conquered the Greeks, and sometimes well-off households would commission a depiction of their progenitors to be placed inside their huge familial burial tombs. A time of aesthetic enhancement, the use of sculpture and other art forms morphed through the Greek Classical period, so it is inexact to suggest that the arts provided only one function. It may possibly be the modern quality of Greek sculpture that captivates our eye today; it was on a leading-edge practice of the ancient world whether it was created for religious reasons or artistic pleasure.

Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From?

Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From?Large Garden Fountains  Come From? 037920992081448.jpg The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home.

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the vicinity. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be higher and closer to a water source, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. To demonstrate his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Impressive water effects and recycled water were made possible by replacing the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

These days, fountains decorate public spaces and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

How Your Home or Workplace Benefit from an Indoor Wall Water Feature One way to accentuate your home with a modern style is by installing an indoor wall fountain to your living area.You can create a noise-free, stress-free and relaxing setting for your family, friends and clients by installing this type of fountain.... read more


Where did Garden Water Fountains Come From? A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.... read more


The Circulation of Outdoor Garden Fountain Industrial Knowledge in Europe Dissiminating practical hydraulic knowledge and water fountain design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the written documents and illustrated publications of the time.... read more


The Multiple Types of Wall Water Fountains You can find tranquility and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your garden or patio.Even a small space can contain a custom-built one.A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are necessary for freestanding as well as mounted styles.... read more


Landscape Elegance: Outdoor Water fountains Nowadays you can just put your garden water fountain near a wall since they no longer need to be hooked to a pond.Due to the myriad options available, it no longer necessary to contend with excavations, complcated installations or cleaning the pond.... read more


A Wall Water Feature to Match Your Design A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to put your wall fountain when you seek out peace and quiet.You can also make use of a small area by having one custom-built.... read more