Discover Serenity with Garden Water Features

Discover Serenity with Garden Water Features 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. The outdoors and recreation are two of the things you will find in your garden. Many therapies use water as a healing element, going to places such as the seaside and rivers for their remedies. If what you seek out is a calming place where you can take your body and your mind to a faraway place, set up a pond or fountain in your garden.

Bernini's Early Showpieces

Bernini's Early Showpieces The Barcaccia, Bernini's very first fountain, is a magnificent chef d'oeuvre built at the foot of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. To this day, this area is filled with Roman locals and travelers alike who enjoy conversation and each other's company. One of the city’s most stylish meeting spots are the streets surrounding Bernini's fountain, which would undoubtedly have brought a smile to the great Bernini.Bernini's Early Showpieces 64012309218198941.jpg In around 1630, Pope Urbano VIII helped Bernini start off his career with the construction of his first fountain. A large boat slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's central theme. The great 16th century flood of the Tevere, which left the entire region inundated with water, was memorialized by the fountain according to documents from the period. In 1665, France was graced by Bernini's one-and-only lengthy journey outside of Italy.

Contemporary Statuary in Old Greece

Contemporary Statuary Old Greece 338272847491214690.jpg Contemporary Statuary in Old Greece Even though many sculptors were remunerated by the temples to decorate the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods of old, as the period came to a close, it became more common for sculptors to represent average people as well mainly because plenty of Greeks had started to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred. Portraiture, which would be accepted by the Romans upon their annexation of Greek society became customary as well, and wealthy families would at times commission a portrait of their forebears to be situated in enormous familial tombs. A time of artistic progression, the use of sculpture and other art forms morphed through the Greek Classical period, so it is inexact to assume that the arts served only one function. Greek sculpture is probably fascinating to us all today because it was an avant-garde experiment in the historic world, so it does not make a difference whether its original function was religious zeal or artistic enjoyment.
The Rewards of Indoor Wall Water Features For many years now, hospitals and health care facilities have used indoor fountains to create a stress-free, serene ambiance.The relaxing effect of cascading water can lead people into a contemplative state.... read more


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The Use of Large Garden Fountains As Water Features A water feature is a large element which has water streaming in or through it.There is a broad array of such features going from something as simple as a hanging wall fountain or as intricate as a courtyard tiered fountain.... read more


Look at the Perks of an Indoor Wall Water Feature Indoor fountains are a great addition in hospitals and wellness clinics because they add a peaceful, tranquil essence to them.Lightly falling water lulls people into a state of introspection.... read more


Statuary As a Staple of Classic Art in Historic Greece Archaic Greeks were renowned for providing the first freestanding statuary; up till 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.... read more


Where did Landscape Fountains Originate from? A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.... read more


Historic Crete & The Minoans: Water Fountains On the Greek island of Crete, digs have discovered conduits of several varieties.They were used for water supply as well as removal of storm water and wastewater.... read more