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Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Come From?

Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Come From? The amazing or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as supplying drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were simply meant to serve as functional elements.Large Outdoor Fountains  Come From? 612152496649.jpg Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and memorialize the designer. The main materials used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to laud their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Nowadays, fountains decorate public spaces and are used to pay tribute to individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

Greece: Cultural Statuary

Greece: Cultural Statuary Though many sculptors were remunerated by the temples to embellish the detailed columns and archways with renderings of the gods of old, as the time period came to a close, it became more prevalent for sculptors to represent common people as well because many of Greeks had begun to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred.Greece: Cultural Statuary 23094270974844956107.jpg In some cases, a interpretation of wealthy families' forefathers would be commissioned to be placed inside huge familial tombs, and portraiture, which would be replicated by the Romans upon their conquering of Greek civilization, also became customary. The use of sculpture and other art forms differed through the many years of The Greek Classical period, a duration of creative progress when the arts had more than one goal. Greek sculpture was actually a cutting-edge component of antiquity, whether the cause was faith based fervor or visual satisfaction, and its contemporary quality may be what endears it to us now.

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