Pets and Fountains

"Primitive" Greek Art: Garden Statuary

"Primitive" Greek Art: Garden Statuary The Archaic Greeks developed the 1st freestanding statuary, an awesome achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. Symbolizing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were crafted to look rigid and commonly had foot forward; the males were vigorous, strong, and nude. In around 650 BC, the differences of the kouroi became life-sized. The Archaic period was turbulent for the Greeks as they progressed into more polished forms of government and art, and acquired more information about the peoples and societies outside of Greece. Battles like The Arcadian wars, the Spartan invasion of Samos, and other wars involving city-states are indicatory of the disruptive nature of the time period, which was similar to other periods of historical disturbance. However, these conflicts did not significantly hinder the advancement of the Greek civilization.

Outdoor Garden Fountains Recorded by History

Outdoor Garden Fountains Recorded by History As originally developed, fountains were crafted to be practical, directing water from creeks or aqueducts to the inhabitants of cities and villages, where the water could be utilized for cooking, washing, and drinking. Gravity was the power source of water fountains up until the end of the nineteenth century, using the potent power of water traveling downhill from a spring or creek to squeeze the water through spigots or other outlets. Fountains all through history have been developed as memorials, impressing hometown citizens and tourists alike.Outdoor Garden Fountains  Recorded History 62899455470274.jpg If you saw the very first fountains, you would not recognize them as fountains. A natural stone basin, crafted from rock, was the 1st fountain, used for holding water for drinking and spiritual functions. 2000 B.C. is when the earliest known stone fountain basins were originally used. The jet of water appearing from small jets was pushed by gravity, the lone power source builders had in those days. Situated near reservoirs or springs, the practical public water fountains furnished the local population with fresh drinking water. The people of Rome began constructing decorative fountains in 6 B.C., most of which were metallic or stone masks of wildlife and mythological heroes. The City of Rome had an intricate system of aqueducts that delivered the water for the countless fountains that were placed throughout the community.

A Smaller Garden Space? You Can Own a Water Feature too! Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a smaller space appear bigger than it is.Dark materials increase the refractive properties of a fountain or water feature.... read more


The Multiple Styles of Wall Water Fountains A small patio or a courtyard is a great place to put your wall fountain when you seek peace and quiet.Additionally, it can be made to fit into any wall space since it does not occupy much room.... read more


Taking Care Of Fountains A very important first step is to consider the dimensions of the outdoor wall fountain with regards to the space you have available for it.In order to hold up its total weight, a solid wall is required.... read more


"Primitive" Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary Archaic Greeks were known for providing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were made out of walls and pillars as reliefs.Most of the freestanding statues were of young, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are called kouros figures.... read more


Decorative Garden Fountains And Their Use In Minoa Various kinds of conduits have been unveiled through archaeological digs on the island of Crete, the cradle of Minoan society.They were used for water supply as well as removal of storm water and wastewater.... read more


Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle.The Normans were much better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power.... read more


The Dispersion of Water Fountain Design Technology Dissiminating useful hydraulic facts and fountain design ideas all through Europe was accomplished with the written documents and illustrated publications of the time.... read more