The Godfather Of Roman Public Fountains

There are any number of celebrated Roman water features in its city center. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century developed, conceived and built almost all of them. His skills as a water feature creator and also as a city architect, are visible throughout the streets 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 earned compliments from Popes and influential artists alike, and was an exceptional employee. His sculpture was originally his claim to fame. An authority in historical Greek architecture, he utilized this knowledge as a base and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble, most remarkably in the Vatican.Godfather Roman Public Fountains 8529717320513.jpg Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most serious effect on him, both personally and professionally.

Garden Fountains As Water Features

A water feature is one which is a large element through which water runs.Garden Fountains Water Features 675907289108.jpg There is a broad array of such features ranging something as simple as a hanging wall fountain or as elaborate as a courtyard tiered fountain. The versatility of this feature is useful due to the fact that it can be situated indoors or outdoors. Water elements comprise ponds and swimming pools as well.

A garden wall fountain can be a useful water element to add to any yard, yoga studio, patio, balcony, or workplace. There is nothing better to comfort you while also activating your senses of sight and hearing than the gratifying sounds of gently flowing water in your fountain. With their aesthetically pleasing form you can also use them to enhance the decor in your home or other living area. The water’s comforting sounds contribute to a sense of tranquility, cover up unpleasant noises, and provide a wonderful water display.

Indoor Wall Water Features Can Benefit You

Indoor Wall Water Features Can Benefit 186310297979658177.jpg Indoor fountains have been used for many years as useful elements to create calming, stress free surroundings for patients in clinics and wellness programs. People are entranced by the comforting sounds of gently moving water which can produce a state of internal contemplation.

The sounds produced by interior fountains are also thought to increase the rate of recovery. They are thought to be a positive part of dealing with a variety of illnesses according to many medical professionals and mental health providers. Even the most stricken insomnia patient as well as anyone suffering from PTSD can benefit from the comforting, melodic sound of water.

A feeling of safety and well-being is enhanced, according to research, when you include an wall fountain in your home. As humans we are naturally drawn to the sight and sound of water, both of which contribute to our well-being and the preservation of our eco-system.

According to the ancient philosophy of feng-shui, water is thought to have life-altering powers and be one of the two essential components contributing to the existence of our species. Harmonizing our interior environment so that it promotes tranquility and peace is one of the central beliefs in feng-shui. The element of water needs to be included in every living space. A fountain should be located near your front door or entrance to be most effective.

You and your family will no doubt benefit from the addition of a water wall in your home, whether it be a wall mounted waterfall, a freestanding water feature or a custom-built one. A number of reports claim that a fountain positioned in a central living area makes people more cheerful, satisfied, and relaxed than those who do not have a fountain in the house.First Water Fountains Historical Past 77427943546.jpg

The First Water Fountains of the Historical Past

Water fountains were at first practical in purpose, used to convey water from canals or creeks to towns and villages, supplying the inhabitants with fresh water to drink, wash, and prepare food with. In the days before electricity, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity exclusively, often using an aqueduct or water resource located far away in the nearby mountains. Inspirational and spectacular, large water fountains have been constructed as memorials in many societies. The common fountains of today bear little similarity to the first water fountains. Basic stone basins sculpted from nearby material were the original fountains, used for spiritual functions and drinking water. The original stone basins are suspected to be from around 2000 B.C.. Gravity was the power source that operated the oldest water fountains. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public statues, as attractive as they are practical. The people of Rome began creating ornate fountains in 6 B.C., most of which were metallic or natural stone masks of animals and mythological representations. The impressive aqueducts of Rome supplied water to the spectacular public fountains, many of which you can go see today.