The Charm of Wall Fountains

Charm Wall Fountains 021409771.jpg Make a positive impression on your loved ones by including a wall fountain in your interior design. Your wall water feature will not only add elegance to your living area but also provide relaxing background sounds. You can leave an enduring impression on your guests with the visual beauty and the welcoming sounds of this sort of feature.

A living area with a modern-day design can also benefit from a wall fountain. If you want to embellish your modern-day decor, think about adding one made of stainless steel or glass. Is the floor space in your house or workplace scarce? A wall water fountain is most likely the best option for you. They take up no space since they are hung on a wall. These sorts of fountains are specifically prevalent in bustling office buildings. Wall fountains can be put up outdoors as well. Outdoor wall water features can be constructed of fiberglass or resin. Use water fountains made of these weather-proof materials to liven up your garden, porch, or other outdoor space.

Wall fountains can be made in a multitude of different designs ranging from contemporary to classic and provincial. The type most appropriate for your living space depends only on your personal design ideas. The materials used to decorate a mountain lodge differ from that needed to beautify a high-rise apartment, the former perhaps requiring slate and the latter better served with sleek glass. Your individual decor plans determine the material you select. There is no doubting the fact that fountains are features which delight visitors and add to your quality of life.

The Origins Of Garden Fountains

Origins Garden Fountains 3443472843261.jpg A fountain, an incredible piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and memorialize the artist. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were frequently seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exercise his power over nature. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries manufactured baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Urban fountains made at the end of the 19th century functioned only as decorative and celebratory adornments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. The introduction of special water effects and the recycling of water were two things made possible by replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern fountains are used to embellish community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.Archaic Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary 59257829588804.jpg

Archaic Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary

The initial freestanding sculpture was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a notable accomplishment since until then the only carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars. For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of adolescent and attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi, regarded by the Greeks to symbolize beauty, had one foot extended out of a rigid forward-facing pose and the male statues were always undressed, with a powerful, powerful shape. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. Throughout the Archaic period, a great time of changes, the Greeks were developing new types of government, expressions of art, and a greater comprehension of people and cultures outside Greece. But these disputes did not stop the emergence of the Greek civilization. {

The Root of Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek documents into Latin.Root Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains 6844645842138508.jpg It was imperative for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a damaged aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was restored starting in 1453. The ancient Roman custom of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was resurrected by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains found in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had rebuilt.