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A Chronicle of Outdoor Water Fountains

Hundreds of classic Greek records were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to embellish the beauty of the city. At the behest of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a damaged aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was renovated starting in 1453. A mostra, a monumental celebratory fountain constructed by ancient Romans to mark the point of entry of an aqueduct, was a practice which was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to put up a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains found in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had rebuilt.

Greece: Cultural Statuary

Traditionally, most sculptors were paid by the temples to embellish the involved pillars and archways with renderings of the gods, but as the era came to a close it became more accepted for sculptors to portray ordinary people as well because many Greeks had begun to think of their institution as superstitious rather than sacred. Affluent families would sometimes commission a rendering of their ancestors for their large familial tombs; portraiture additionally became frequent and would be appropriated by the Romans upon their acquisition of Greek civilization. A time of artistic development, the use of sculpture and other art forms transformed throughout the Greek Classical period, so it is inexact to say that the arts served only one function.Greece: Cultural Statuary 076390034910305.jpg Greek sculpture was actually a modern component of antiquity, whether the reason was religious fervor or visual fulfillment, and its modern excellence may be what endears it to us now.