Ancient Greece: The Origins of Outdoor Statue Design

Ancient Greece: Origins Outdoor Statue Design 83768481320.jpg Ancient Greece: The Origins of Outdoor Statue Design Sculptors ornamented the complex columns and archways with renderings of the gods until the period came to a close and most Greeks had begun to think of their theology as superstitious rather than sacred; at that time, it became more accepted for sculptors be paid to depict ordinary people as well. Portraiture, which would be acknowledged by the Romans upon their annexation of Greek society became traditional as well, and thriving family members would at times commission a portrait of their forebears to be added in immense familial tombs. Over the years of The Greek Classical period, a time of artistic development, the use of sculpture and many other art forms greatly improved, so it is inaccurate to think that the arts delivered just one purpose. Greek sculpture was actually a cutting-edge part of antiquity, whether the reason was faith based fervor or visual fulfillment, and its modern quality might be what endears it to us today.

The Impact of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

Impact Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Garden Design 76503910.jpg The Impact of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design The arrival of the Normans in the 2nd half of the 11th century irreparably transformed The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. Architecture and horticulture were abilities that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole realm. Monasteries and castles served separate functions, so while monasteries were enormous stone structures constructed in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the residents focused on learning offensive and defensive practices. Tranquil pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is symbolized in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most untouched illustration we have. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. As a strategy of deterring attackers from tunneling beneath the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an old yew hedge cut into the shape of crude battlements.

A Solar Powered Large Outdoor Fountain

A Solar Powered Large Outdoor Fountain Are you looking to adorn your residence? Solar water features might be the answer - they are a perfect add-on to any home because they embellish the design and raise the price of your home.Solar Powered Large Outdoor Fountain 46888828015.jpg You get all the advantages of an electrical fountain, as well as other financial benefits and an overall betterment to your health. Despite initial expenses, the long-term expense for this type of fountain is worth it. Because your fountain will not be powered by electrical energy, there will be no need to be concerned about any power outages.

Running water fountains means that your use of electricity will go up and thus your monthly bill. The short-term advantages may not be noticeable, but keep in mind that the increased value of your home will be later on.

The issue with using more electricity is not only about our bills, the effect on the environment is considerable. Solar driven water fountains are a good alternative to becoming “green”. Using solar energy to run a water feature is not only favorable to our environment but it also heats and cools our homes.

This type of fountain demands less upkeep than others. Clogs don't occur because there is no motor - which leads to less cleaning. And less cleaning means more time to play!

A Chronicle of Outdoor Fountains

A Chronicle of Outdoor Fountains Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classic Greek documents into Latin. He undertook the beautification of Rome to make it into the model capital of the Christian world. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman custom of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the area previously filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by the Pope. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.
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