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Creators of the First Garden Fountains

Often serving as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one, from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century, fountain designers were multi-faceted people,Creators First Garden Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg During the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci illustrated the creator as an creative wizard, creator and scientific specialist. He systematically noted his experiences in his currently celebrated notebooks, following his mind boggling fascination in the forces of nature inspired him to investigate the attributes and movement of water. Remodeling private villa settings into innovative water exhibits packed of symbolic significance and natural wonder, early Italian water feature creators combined creativity with hydraulic and horticultural ability. The splendors in Tivoli were developed by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was celebrated for his skill in archeology, architecture and garden design. For the assorted lands in the vicinity of Florence, other water fountain creators were well versed in humanistic subject areas as well as classical technical texts, masterminding the incredible water marbles, water highlights and water humor.

Where did Garden Water Fountains Begin?

The dramatic 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.

Pure functionality was the original role of fountains. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs in the area. 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 optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and celebrate the artist. Roman fountains often depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. To show his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.Garden Water Fountains Begin? 207025070414862650.jpg

The end of the nineteenth century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

Contemporary fountains are used to embellish public spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.