The Magificent First Wonders by Bernini

The Magificent First Wonders by Bernini Bernini's earliest water fountain, named Barcaccia, is a masterful work of art seen at the foot of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. To this day, this area is flooded with Roman locals and travelers alike who enjoy conversation and each other's company. The streets neighboring his fountain have come to be one of the city’s most fashionable gathering places, something which would certainly have pleased Bernini himself. Dating back to around 1630, Pope Urbano VIII mandated what was to be the earliest water fountain of the artist's career. A massive vessel slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's main theme.Magificent First Wonders Bernini 953374030261959.jpg According to 16th century reports, a great flood of the Tevere covered the entire area in water, an event which was memorialized by the tremendous fountain. In what turned out to be his one and only extended absence from Italy, Bernini {journeyed | traveled] to France in 1665.

Discover Tranquility with Garden Water Features

Discover Tranquility with Garden Water FeaturesDiscover Tranquility Garden Water Features 66697294362698497.jpg Water gives tranquility to your garden environment. The sounds of a fountain are perfect to block out the noise in your neighborhood or in the city where you live. Consider this the place where can you go to recreate yourself and become one with nature. Considered a great rehabilitation element, many water treatments use big bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers in their treatments. If you want a celestial place to go to relax your body and mind, get yourself a pond or water fountain.

Archaic Greek Artwork: Large Statuary

Archaic Greek Artwork: Large Statuary Archaic Greeks were renowned for providing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were constructed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Most of the freestanding statues were of youthful, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are known as kouros figures. The kouroi were considered by the Greeks to embody beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising firmness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy, and naked. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. The Archaic period was an amazing time of transformation for the Greeks as they grew into new modes of government, formed unique expressions of art, and achieved insights of the people and cultures outside of Greece. And yet these disagreements did not prevent the expansion of the Greek civilization. {
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Bernini's Early Masterpieces Bernini's earliest water fountain, named Barcaccia, is a breath taking work of art seen at the bottom of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.Roman residents and site seers who appreciate conversation as well as being the company of others still go to this spot.... read more