Archaic Greek Artwork: Outdoor Statuary

The Archaic Greeks built the 1st freestanding statuary, an amazing achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Most of the freestanding statues were of young, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are known as kouros figures. The kouroi, viewed as by the Greeks to portray beauty, had one foot extended out of a fixed forward-facing posture and the male figurines were always unclothed, with a compelling, sturdy physique. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. Throughout the Archaic time, a great time of changes, the Greeks were evolving new forms of government, expressions of art, and a larger awareness of people and cultures outside Greece. Nonetheless, the Greek civilization was not slowed down by these fights.

Setting Up and Maintaining Outdoor Fountains

Setting up an outdoor wall fountain demands that you take into account the dimensions of the space where you are going to place it.Setting Maintaining Outdoor Fountains 11634537187750140.jpg In order to support its total weight, a solid wall is needed. So areas or walls which are smaller in size will most probably require something lightweight. You will need to have an electrical plug in the vicinity of the fountain so it can be powered. There are many different styles of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step directions.

Most outdoor wall fountains come in easy-to-use kits that will give you everything you need to properly install it. In the kit you will find all the needed elements: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. If the size is appropriate, the basin can be hidden away among your garden plants. Since outdoor wall fountains need little attention, the only thing left to do is clean it consistently.

Replace the water frequently so it is always clean. Leaves, branches or dirt are examples of debris which should be cleared away quickly. Excessively cold temperatures can affect your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during the winter months. If left outdoors, your pump could split as a result of frigid water, so bring it inside during the winter. To sum up, your outdoor wall fountain will continue to be an amazing add-on to your garden if you keep it well cared for and well maintained.

From Where Did Water Features Emerge?

Hundreds of ancient Greek documents were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. It was important for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Building a mostra, a grandiose commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a custom revived by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain.Water Features Emerge? 464232747535298.jpg Adjustments and extensions, included in the repaired aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.