"Old School" Fountain Designers

"Old School" Fountain Designers Multi-talented people, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century frequently functioned as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one. Leonardo da Vinci as a creative master, inventor and scientific virtuoso exemplified this Renaissance master. The forces of nature led him to research the properties and motion of water, and due to his curiosity, he systematically recorded his findings in his now famed notebooks. Ingenious water exhibits complete with symbolic meaning and natural grace transformed private villa settings when early Italian fountain creators combined imagination with hydraulic and gardening expertise. Known for his incredible skill in archeology, design and garden creations, Pirro Ligorio, the humanist, offered the vision behind the magnificence in Tivoli. Other water feature engineers, masterminding the extraordinary water marbles, water attributes and water antics for the various mansions near Florence, were tried and tested in humanistic topics and time-honored scientific texts.

Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, And Outdoor Water Fountains

Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, And Outdoor Water Fountains There are many famous water fountains in Rome’s city center.Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Outdoor Water Fountains 8425890253422678508.jpg Nearly all of them were planned, architected and built by one of the finest sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He was additionally a city architect, in addition to his expertise as a fountain engineer, and remnants of his life's work are apparent all through the streets of Rome. Bernini's father, a renowned Florentine sculptor, guided his young son, and they ultimately transferred in Rome, to thoroughly show their art in the form of community water fountains and water features. An diligent employee, the young Bernini acquired compliments and the backing of various popes and important artists. At the start he was known for his sculptural skills. Most famously in the Vatican, he utilized a base of knowledge in historical Greek architecture and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble. Though many artists impacted his artistic endeavors, Michelangelo influenced him the most.
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