The Defining Characteristics of Classic Greek Statues

The Archaic Greeks manufactured the first freestanding statuary, an awesome achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars.Defining Characteristics Classic Greek Statues 057862912369871468.jpg For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of young and attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi were believed by the Greeks to represent beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising rigidity to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy, and unclothed. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. Throughout the Archaic period, a big time of change, the Greeks were developing new types of government, expressions of art, and a larger understanding of people and cultures outside Greece. But these disputes did not stop the growth of the Greek civilization. {

The Beginnings of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

The translation of hundreds of ancient Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived by Nicholas V.Beginnings Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains 14774576666905.jpg The Trevi Fountain now occupies the area formerly filled with a wall fountain crafted by Leon Battista Albert, an architect employed by the Pope. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had reconstructed.

Pick from Any Number of Outdoor Wall Fountain Designs

You can design a place to unwind as well as add a touch of style to your porch or yard with a wall fountain since they are great adornments to fit into small space. Conventional, antique, contemporary, or Asian are just some of the designs you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your tastes determine the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to suit you, you do have the option of having a custom made one.

The two kinds of fountains available to you are mounted and stand-alone models. Mounted wall fountains are small and self-contained variations which can be placed on a wall. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are normally lightweight so they can be easily hung. In large stand-alone fountains, otherwise referred to as wall fountains, the basin is set on the ground with the smooth side positioned against a wall. Water features such as these are typically manufactured of cast stone and have no weight restrictions.

It is a good idea to integrate a customized fountain into a new or existing wall, something often recommended by landscape experts. The basin and all the required plumbing are best installed by a qualified mason. It is also necessary to add a spout or fountain mask to build it into the wall. Customized wall fountains add to a unified appearance because they become part of the landscape rather than look like a later addition.

Early Water Supply Techniques in The City Of Rome

With the manufacturing of the first raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, people who lived on the city’s foothills no longer had to be dependent solely on naturally-occurring spring water for their demands. Throughout this time period, there were only 2 other techniques capable of supplying water to higher areas, subterranean wells and cisterns, which amassed rainwater. From the early sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill by way of the underground channel of Acqua Vergine. Pozzi, or manholes, were engineered at regular intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. The manholes made it more straightforward to maintain the channel, but it was also possible to use buckets to remove water from the aqueduct, as we viewed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he operated the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he passed away.Early Water Supply Techniques City Rome 2479072229404673.jpg Reportedly, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t sufficient to meet his needs. Fortunately, the aqueduct sat under his residence, and he had a shaft established to give him access.