The City Of Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, And Fountains

There are lots of renowned Roman water features in its city center.City Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Fountains 570678117414.jpg Nearly all of them were designed, architected and constructed by one of the greatest sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Also a city builder, he had capabilities as a fountain designer, and records of his life's work are apparent 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. An outstanding worker, Bernin earned encouragement and the the backing of popes and well known painters. He was originally recognized for his sculpture. An authority in classic Greek engineering, he used this knowledge as a foundation and melded it gracefully with Roman marble, most famously in the Vatican. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most profound effect on him, both personally and professionally.

Your Garden: The Perfect Spot for a Wall Fountain

The area outside your residence can be polished up by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Modern-day artists and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations.Garden: Perfect Spot Wall Fountain 778495840824.jpg You can also strengthen the connection to the past by adding one of these to your home's interior design. The benefit of having a garden fountain extends beyond its beauty as it also appeals to birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it releases into the atmosphere. Birds enticed by a fountain or bird bath often frighten off irksome flying pests, for instance.

The space necessary for a cascading or spouting fountain is substantial, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. Two possibilities to pick from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which is suspended on a wall. Adding a fountain to an existing wall requires that you include a fountain mask as well as a basin at the base to collect the water. It is best not to attempt this job yourself as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this type of work.

A Wall Fountain to Fit Your Decor

A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to put your wall fountain when you need peace and quiet. You can also make use of a small area by having one custom-made.Wall Fountain Fit Decor 55064777810718.jpg A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are essential for freestanding as well as mounted types. Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can consider.

With its basin situated on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are normally quite large in size.

On the other hand, a fountain affixed to a wall can be integrated onto an existing wall or fit into a new wall. This style of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it appear as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.