The Original Outdoor Water Fountains of History

The Original Outdoor Water Fountains of HistoryOriginal Outdoor Water Fountains History 408725054570027248.jpg As originally conceived, water fountains were crafted to be functional, directing water from creeks or aqueducts to the inhabitants of cities and settlements, where the water could be utilized for cooking food, cleaning, and drinking. A source of water higher in elevation than the fountain was necessary to pressurize the flow and send water spraying from the fountain's spout, a technology without equal until the late 19th century. The splendor and spectacle of fountains make them ideal for traditional memorials. Crude in style, the 1st water fountains did not look much like modern-day fountains. A natural stone basin, carved from rock, was the first fountain, utilized for containing water for drinking and religious purposes. Natural stone basins are believed to have been first made use of around 2,000 BC. The force of gravity was the energy source that operated the earliest water fountains. Drinking water was delivered by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public statues, as pretty as they are functional. Fountains with ornate decoration began to show up in Rome in approximately 6 B.C., commonly gods and animals, made with natural stone or bronze. A well-engineered system of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public water fountains supplied with fresh water.

The Father Of Roman Fountain Design And Style

The Father Of Roman Fountain Design And Style There are many renowned water features in Rome’s city center. One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, almost all of them were planned, conceptualized and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Also a city builder, he had skills as a water feature developer, and marks of his life's work are obvious throughout the roads of Rome. A celebrated Florentine sculptor, Bernini's father mentored his young son, and they eventually moved to Rome to fully express their art, mainly in the form of community water fountains and water features. The young Bernini earned praise from Popes and relevant artists alike, and was an excellent employee. His sculpture was initially his claim to fame. He used his knowledge and melded it effortlessly with Roman marble, most notably in the Vatican. Although many artists had an impact on his work, Michelangelo had the most profound effect.
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