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The Godfather Of Roman Garden Water Fountains

There are lots of famed Roman water features in its city center. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the most brilliant sculptors and artists of the 17th century developed, conceptualized and built almost all of them. Also a city builder, he had skills as a fountain developer, and marks of his life's work are noticeable throughout the roads of Rome. Bernini's father, a celebrated Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they finally moved in Rome, to fully exhibit their artwork in the form of public water features and water features. The young Bernini earned praise from Popes and influential artists alike, and was an exceptional worker. His sculpture was originally his claim to celebrity. Working seamlessly with Roman marble, he made use of a base of experience in the classic Greek architecture, most obviously in the Vatican. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most serious effect on him, both personally and professionally.Patio: Perfect Spot Fountain 8900208614637303628.jpg

Your Patio: The Perfect Spot for a Fountain

A good way to enhance the appearance of your outdoor living area is to add a wall fountain or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden layout. Many modern designers and craftsmen have been inspired by historical fountains and water features. Therefore, in order to link your home to previous times, include one these in your home decor. In addition to the wonderful characteristics of garden fountains, they also generate water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, attracting birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. For example, irritating flying insects are usually deterred by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

The area required for a cascading or spouting fountain is substantial, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. Either a freestanding fountain with an even back and an attached basin set against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted kind which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the possibilities from which you can choose. Make certain to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the base if you want to put in a fountain to your living area. Be sure to employ a specialist for this type of job since it is better not to do it yourself due to the intricate plumbing and masonry work required.Water Features Originate? 67112237833871931.jpg

From Where Did Water Features Originate?

Hundreds of ancient Greek texts were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to embellish the beauty of the city. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the bidding of the Pope. A mostra, a monumental commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to mark the point of entry of an aqueduct, was a tradition which was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.