Pets and Fountains

The Godfather Of Roman Water Features

Godfather  Roman  Water Features 577259503.jpg The Godfather Of Roman Water Features There are countless famous water features in Rome’s city center. One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini planned, conceived and built almost all of them. Also a city builder, he had capabilities as a water feature developer, and marks of his life's work are obvious throughout the avenues of Rome. Bernini's father, a recognized Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they eventually moved in Rome, to thoroughly exhibit their art in the form of community water fountains and water fountains. The young Bernini received encouragement from Popes and relevant artists alike, and was an diligent employee. He was originally renowned for his sculpture. He made use of his expertise and melded it effortlessly with Roman marble, most notably in the Vatican. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most serious effect on him, both personally and professionally.

Contemporary Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Roots

Contemporary Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Roots The dramatic or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as providing drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.Contemporary Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains Roots 79990768.jpg

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. 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. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the designer. Roman fountains often depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. 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 entered the city of Rome

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for clean, 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 substituted by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational activities.

Architectural Sculpture in Early Greece A good number of sculptors were remunerated by the temples to adorn the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods up until the time period came to a close and countless Greeks began to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred, when it became more typical for sculptors to represent everyday people as well.... read more


Where did Large Garden Fountains Begin? A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.... read more


The Many Styles of Exterior Fountains Have you ever contemplated turning your garden into an oasis of tranquility?You can benefit from a water feature by integrating an outdoor fountain to your backyard and creating a place of tranquility.... read more


Aspects of Outdoor Statues in Archaic Greece Up right up until the Archaic Greeks created the first freestanding statuary, a noteworthy achievement, carvings had primarily been accomplished in walls and pillars as reliefs.... read more


Outdoor Fountains for Tight Spaces The reflective properties of water means it can make small areas look larger than they are.In order to achieve the optimum reflective properties of a water element or fountain, it is best to use dark materials.... read more


An Introduction to Herbaceous Garden Plants An Introduction to Containers Gardening & Herbs.Herbal plants are very straight forward to cultivate indoors or outdoors and provide near-instant satisfaction, they are utilized in marinades, sauces, soups and other fantastic dishes.... read more


The Positive Benefits of installing a Fountain in Your Living Space The area outside your residence can be polished up by adding a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project.Historical fountains and water features have stirred the interest of modern-day designers as well as fountain designers.... read more


"Old School" Water Fountain Manufacturers Water fountain designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the late 18th century, often serving as architects, sculptors, artisans, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one.... read more