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"Primitive" Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary

"Primitive" Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary Archaic Greeks were well known for providing the first freestanding statuary; up till then, most carvings were formed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Younger, ideal male or female (kore) Greeks were the subject matter of most of the statues, or kouros figures. Symbolizing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were crafted to appear stiff and typically had foot in front; the males were healthy, robust, and nude. In around 650 BC, the variations of the kouroi became life-sized. During the Archaic period, a big time of changes, the Greeks were developing new forms of government, expressions of art, and a larger understanding of people and cultures outside Greece. But in spite of the disputes, the Greek civilization continued to progress, unabated.

An Short Guide to Herbs in Your Garden

An Short Guide to Herbs in Your GardenShort Guide Herbs Garden 96254386.jpg An Introduction to Container Gardens & Herbs. Herbal plants are very painless to grow indoors or outdoors and provide near-instant pleasure, they are used in marinades, sauces, soups and other fantastic meals. Maintaining your herb garden all year is simple to do as you can cultivate the herbs in pots and move them in when the weather starts to turn cold. If you are thinking of adding perennial herbs to your backyard, you are making a good choice due to the fact they do not die easily or need replanting after every year goes by. Give consideration to the varieties of flavors you enjoy cooking with (and eating)when selecting herbs for your garden. It is crucial to plant herbs that you will use. If you love to cook Latin food, you will certainly use cilantro. If you like Italian food, you should choose to plant basil, oregano, and thyme. It is relevant to identify where your herbs will be planted in order to decide which herbs will thrive. If you live in a moderate climate it may be much better to plant right into the ground due to the warmer winter seasons and cool summers. It is both an attractive way to landscape your yard and an easy way to go because you do not need to assemble or buy planters. Plants often die or become inactive because of direct exposure to the extreme weather. As a result, many people have opted for planters because they are versatile and practical.

Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From?

Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From? The incredible architecture 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.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were soley there to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs in the area. Used until the nineteenth century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. The main materials used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. To depict the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were meant to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France.Large Garden Fountains  Come From? 6798944992317625718.jpg To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for fresh, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely decorative. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

Embellishing city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.

Attractive Wall Water Features A wall fountain can be an important design element in your residence or office, enough so that it makes a good impression on your family and friends alike.The dazzling elegance a wall water feature lends to any place is in addition to the soft background sounds it produces.... read more


Characteristics of Garden Statuary in Archaic Greece Archaic Greeks were well known for developing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were made out of walls and pillars as reliefs.For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of young and attractive male or female (kore) Greeks.... read more


Early Water Delivery Techniques in The City Of Rome Prior to 273, when the 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was made in Roma, inhabitants who dwelled on hills had to journey further down to gather their water from natural sources.... read more


Garden Fountain Designers Through History Often serving as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one, from the 16th to the late 18th century, fountain designers were multi-faceted individuals,... read more


The Basics of Garden Herbs Natural herb gardening is a matter that many gardeners are drawn to.They're easy to grow inside our homes or out, and present immediate gratification when used in marinades, various recipes, sauces and soups.... read more


Where did Garden Water Fountains Come From? 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.... read more