Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Garden Fountains

Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Garden FountainsGian Lorenzo Bernini's  Garden Fountains 4965017858.jpg There are many famous water features in the city center of Rome. One of the most distinguished sculptors and artists of the 17th century, virtually all of them were planned, conceived and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Also a city builder, he had skills as a fountain developer, and marks of his life's work are noticeable throughout the streets of Rome. Ultimately travelling to Rome to completely express their art, primarily in the shape of community water features, Bernini’s father, a distinguished Florentine sculptor, guided his young son. An excellent worker, the young Bernini acquired praise and the backing of various popes and important designers. He was originally celebrated for his sculpture. He used his ability and melded it gracefully with Roman marble, most notably in the Vatican. Though many artists impacted his artistic endeavors, Michelangelo influenced him the most.

The Source of Modern Outdoor Fountains

The Source of Modern Outdoor Fountains Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of hundreds of age-old texts from their original Greek into Latin. In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space previously filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect employed by the Pope. Adjustments and extensions, included in the repaired aqueduct, eventually provided the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

The Wide Array of Styles of Wall Fountains

Wide Array  Styles Wall Fountains 108616570079477.jpg The Wide Array of Styles of Wall Fountains Wall fountains are well suited to little verandas or gardens because they do not require too much space while also adding a touch of style and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. Whatever style of outdoor wall fountain you are searching for whether it be traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian you will certainly find the one you like best. It is possible to have one custom-made if you are unable to find a prefabricated fountain to suit you.

Depending on your wishes, you can select from mounted or freestanding models. You can hang a mounted wall fountain because they are small and self-contained. Normally made of resin (to resemble stone) or fiber glass, these types of fountains are lightweight and easy to hang. Large-sized free-standing wall fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, have their basins located on the floor and a flat side leaning on a wall. Water features such as these are typically made of cast stone and have no weight limitations.

Landscape professionals often recommend a custom-built fountain for a brand new or existing wall. Hiring an expert mason is your best option to build the basin and install the required plumbing. It is also vital to include a spout or fountain mask to build it into the wall. Custom-built wall fountains add to a unified appearance because they become part of the landscape rather than look like a later addition.

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