Pets and Fountains

Bernini's Early Showpieces

Bernini's Early Showpieces 22888277949932.jpg Bernini's Early Showpieces One can find Bernini's earliest masterpiece, the Barcaccia fountain, at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. To this day, this spot is flooded with Roman locals and tourists alike who enjoy debate and each other's company. The streets neighboring his fountain have come to be one of the city’s most fashionable gathering places, something which would certainly have pleased Bernini himself. In around 1630, Pope Urbano VIII helped Bernini launch his career with the construction of his first fountain. Depicted in the fountain's design is a great vessel slowly sinking into the Mediterranean Sea. The great flooding of the Tevere that blanketed the whole region with water in the 16th was commemorated by this momentous fountain as recorded by reports dating back to this time. In 1665, France was graced by Bernini's only prolonged trip outside of Italy.

Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, And Public Fountains

Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, And Public Fountains There are countless celebrated water features in Rome’s city center. One of the greatest sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini fashioned, created and constructed nearly all of them.Rome,  Gian Lorenzo Bernini,  Public Fountains 38471598835951225.jpg Also a city architect, he had abilities as a water fountain designer, and remnants of his life's work are obvious throughout the roads of Rome. A renowned Florentine sculptor, Bernini's father guided his young son, and they ultimately moved to Rome to thoroughly exhibit their artwork, chiefly in the form of public water features and water fountains. An exceptional worker, Bernin earned compliments and the patronage of popes and important artists. His sculpture was originally his claim to fame. Working seamlessly with Roman marble, he utilized a base of knowledge in the historical Greek architecture, most obviously in the Vatican. Although many artists had an influence on his work, Michelangelo had the most profound effect.

Statuary As a Staple of Classic Art in Historic Greece

Statuary As a Staple of Classic Art in Historic Greece The initial freestanding statuary was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a notable achievement since until then the only carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and columns.Statuary Staple Classic Art Historic Greece 61720513922.jpg Kouros figures, statues of adolescent, good-looking male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the majority of the sculptures. The kouroi were considered by the Greeks to typify beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising rigidity to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy, and unclothed. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. A significant era of improvement for the Greeks, the Archaic period brought about more forms of government, expressions of art, and a higher comprehension of people and customs outside of Greece. But in spite of the conflicts, the Greek civilization went on to advance, unabated.

Classic Greece: The Roots of Outdoor Statue Design Sculptors ornamented the complex columns and archways with renderings of the gods until the period came to a close and most Greeks had begun to think of their theology as superstitious rather than sacred; at that instant, it became more accepted for sculptors be paid to show ordinary individuals as well.... read more


Water Fountains As Water Elements A water feature is a big element which has water streaming in or through it.The broad array of choices available range from a simple suspended wall fountain to an elaborate courtyard tiered fountain.... read more


The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Large Outdoor Fountains Water fountains will last a long time with scheduled cleaning and maintenance.Leaves, twigs, and bugs often find their way into fountains, so it is vital to keep yours free from such things.... read more


The Godfather Of Roman Water Fountains There are countless popular water fountains in the city center of Rome.One of the best ever sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini fashioned, created and constructed almost all of them.... read more


Landscape Fountains A Definition A water feature is a large element which has water flowing in or through it.A simple hanging fountain or an intricate courtyard tiered fountain are just two varieties from the vast range of articles available.... read more


Installation and Maintenance of Large Garden Fountains An important facet to consider is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in respect to the space in which you are going to mount it.It is essential that the wall where you are going to place it is sturdy enough to support its weight.... read more