Outdoor Public Fountains Found Historical Documents 71251500275693133695.jpg

Outdoor Public Fountains Found in Historical Documents

Villages and communities relied on practical water fountains to conduct water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning up from local sources like lakes, streams, or creeks. In the days before electrical power, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity exclusively, commonly using an aqueduct or water resource located far away in the nearby mountains. The elegance and spectacle of fountains make them appropriate for historic monuments. Crude in design, the 1st water fountains did not look much like present fountains. A stone basin, carved from rock, was the very first fountain, used for holding water for drinking and spiritual purposes. The initial stone basins are thought to be from around 2000 B.C.. Early fountains used in ancient civilizations relied on gravity to control the circulation of water through the fountain. Drinking water was delivered by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public statues, as pretty as they are practical. Fountains with ornate decoration began to show up in Rome in approximately 6 B.C., normally gods and creatures, made with stone or copper-base alloy. Water for the communal fountains of Rome was brought to the city via a elaborate system of water aqueducts.

The Father Of Rome's Garden Fountain Design

There are many renowned fountains in Rome’s city center. One of the finest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, nearly all of them were planned, conceptualized and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. His skills as a fountain designer and also as a city architect, are visible throughout the roads of Rome. Bernini's father, a renowned Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they ultimately moved to Rome, in order to fully express their art, primarily in the form of public water fountains and water features. The young Bernini was an exceptional worker and attained compliments and patronage of important painters as well as popes. At the start he was celebrated for his sculptural skills. Working effortlessly with Roman marble, he used a base of knowledge in the classic Greek architecture, most obviously in the Vatican. Though many artists had an influence on his work, Michelangelo had the most profound effect.Fountains Water Features 78577405.jpg

Fountains As Water Features

A water feature is a big element which has water streaming in or through it. The variety of items available run the gamut from simple suspended wall fountains to elaborate courtyard tiered fountains. Given that they are so variable, these decorative elements can be located either in your backyard or inside your home. Ponds and swimming pools are also included in the definition of a water feature.

Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living spaces such as backyards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment balconies, or office buildings. In addition to helping you relax, both sight and sound are enticed by the comforting sounds of a water feature. Their visibly pleasing shape adds to the embellishment of any area as well. The sound of water produces contentment, covers up undesirable noises and also produces an entertaining water show.