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Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Garden Fountains

In Rome’s city center, there are countless celebrated water features. One of the best ever sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini planned, created and constructed almost all of them. Also a city architect, he had capabilities as a water fountain designer, and traces of his life's work are evident throughout the streets of Rome. Bernini's father, a renowned Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they ultimately moved to Rome, in order to fully express their art, primarily in the form of public water fountains and water features. An exemplary worker, Bernin received encouragement and the patronage of popes and well known painters. At first he was celebrated for his sculpting skills. An expert in historical Greek architecture, he utilized this knowledge as a foundation and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble, most famously in the Vatican. Although many artists had an impact on his work, Michelangelo had the most profound effect.

The Genesis Of Fountains

Genesis Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The central purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the vicinity. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains functioned using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also generated clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for fresh, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for community spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational activities.Discover Serenity Outdoor Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg

Discover Serenity with Outdoor Fountains

Water gives peace to your garden environment. The noises in your neighborhood and surrounding area will be concealed with the tranquil sounds of a fountain. The outdoors and recreation are two of the things you will find in your garden. Bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers are commonly used in water therapies, as they are regarded as therapeutic. If what you seek is a calming place where you can take your body and your mind to a faraway place, install a pond or fountain in your garden.