Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From?

Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From? The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were soley meant to serve as functional elements. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the nineteenth century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their origin of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from the power of gravity. Designers thought of fountains as wonderful additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and celebrate the artist responsible for building it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often used by Romans to beautify their fountains. Throughout the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini depictions of the gardens of paradise. To demonstrate his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles.Large Garden Fountains Come From? 8531303965598833.jpg 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 location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Urban fountains built at the end of the 19th century served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

Contemporary fountains are used to embellish community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enrich recreational and entertainment events.

Attributes of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic Greece

Attributes of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic Greece Archaic Greeks were known for developing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were made out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks.Attributes Outdoor Statuary Archaic Greece 47692597251240510.jpg Representing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were made to look rigid and always had foot in front; the males were vigorous, powerful, and naked. In about 650 BC, the variations of the kouroi became life-sized. The Archaic period was an amazing time of transformation for the Greeks as they extended into new forms of government, formed fresh expressions of art, and achieved knowledge of the people and cultures outside of Greece. But in spite of the conflicts, the Greek civilization went on to advance, unabated.
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