Gian Bernini's Fountains

Gian Bernini's FountainsGian Bernini's Fountains 442122867184742.jpg There are numerous celebrated water fountains in Rome’s city center. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the best sculptors and artists of the 17th century planned, conceptualized and constructed almost all of them. Traces of his life's work are apparent all through the roads of Rome simply because, in addition to his capabilities as a water feature designer, he was additionally a city architect. Bernini's father, a celebrated Florentine sculptor, guided his young son, and they finally transferred in Rome, to fully express their artwork in the form of public water features and water features. An excellent worker, the young Bernini acquired compliments and the backing of various popes and important designers. At first he was renowned for his sculpting skills. An authority in ancient Greek architecture, he used this knowledge as a base and melded it gracefully with Roman marble, most famously in the Vatican. He was affected by many great artists, however, Michelangelo had the biggest impact on his work.

A Wall Fountain to Match Your Decor

A Wall Fountain to Match Your Decor Placing a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is perfect when you want to relax. Moreover, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not take up much room. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are vital for freestanding as well as mounted types. There are any number of different varieties available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.

Normally quite big, freestanding wall fountains, also referred to as floor fountains, have their basins on the floor.

You can choose to place your wall-mounted feature on an existing wall or build it into a new wall. Integrating this kind of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to attain rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.

The Origins of Modern Wall Fountains

The Origins of Modern Wall Fountains The translation of hundreds of classical Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who led the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city.Origins  Modern Wall Fountains 05120061860479189647.jpg In 1453 the Pope instigated the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The historical Roman tradition of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with an imposing celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. Modifications 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.
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