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Characteristics of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic Greece

Up until the Archaic Greeks developed the very first freestanding sculpture, a noteworthy achievement, carvings had chiefly been done in walls and pillars as reliefs. For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of young and desirable male or female (kore) Greeks. Symbolizing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were made to appear stiff and typically had foot forward; the males were vigorous, robust, and nude. In 650 BC, life-sized versions of the kouroi began to be seen. A significant period of improvement for the Greeks, the Archaic period helped bring about new forms of state, expressions of art, and a greater appreciation of people and cultures outside of Greece. Still these disputes did not stop the growth of the Greek civilization. {

The Positive Benefits of Adding a wall fountain in Your Living Area

Positive Benefits Adding wall fountain Living Area 75800617194.jpg The area outside your home can be polished up by adding a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Many modern designers and craftsmen have been influenced by historical fountains and water features. As such, introducing one of these to your home design is a superb way to connect it to the past. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they discharge into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Flying, annoying insects, for instance, are frightened off by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

The area necessary for a cascading or spouting fountain is substantial, so a wall fountain is the perfect size for a small yard. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding model with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained version which is suspended directly on a wall. A water feature can be added to an existing wall if you include some sort of fountain mask as well as a basin to collect the water below. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this type of work requires know-how, so it is best to hire a skilled person rather than do it yourself.