Multi-talented individuals, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century often served as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one person. Leonardo da Vinci as a innovative genius, inventor and scientific expert exemplified this Renaissance artist. He systematically recorded his findings in his c… Read More


Archaic Greeks were well known for creating the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were constructed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the majority of the statues. The kouroi were considered by the Greeks to represent beauty and were sculpted… Read More


While today’s garden fountains are made in a variety of materials, most are crafted from metal. Those made from metals have clean lines and attractive sculptural elements, and are flexible enough to fit any budget and decor. The interior design of your home should set the look and feel of your yard and garden as well. A popular choice today … Read More


Since garden water fountains are no longer hooked on a nearby pond, it is possible to place them close to a wall. Moreover, it is no longer necessary to dig, deal with a difficult installation process or tidy up the pond. Due to its self-contained nature, this fountain no longer requires plumbing work. Remember, however, to add water at consistent … Read More


Water fountains will last a long time with scheduled cleaning and maintenance. It is easy for foreign items to find their way into outdoor fountains, so keeping it clean is vital. Additionally, anywhere light from the sun mixes with still water, algae can form. Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be dissolved into the water to elimin… Read More