Bernini's Outdoor Fountains

6991-9602__49532.jpg There are countless celebrated water fountains in Rome’s city center. One of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed, created and built nearly all of them. His skills as a water fountain designer and also as a city architect, are visible all through the avenues of Rome. To completely express their artwork, primarily in the form of community water features and water features, Bernini's father, a celebrated Florentine sculptor, guided his young son, and they eventually moved in Rome. An diligent employee, the young Bernini received compliments and patronage of various popes and important designers. At the start he was known for his sculptural abilities. Most notably in the Vatican, he used a base of expertise in ancient Greek architecture and melded it effortlessly with Roman marble. Although a variety of artists impacted his artistic endeavors, Michelangelo inspired him the most.

The Outcome of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Gardens

The arrival of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century irreparably transformed The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The talent of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and farming at the time of the conquest. But yet there was no time for home life, domestic architecture, and adornment until the Normans had overcome the whole realm. Monasteries and castles served different functions, so while monasteries were enormous stone structures constructed in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the occupants focused on learning offensive and defensive practices. The barren fortresses did not provide for the quiet avocation of gardening. The finest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. A significant terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would try to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and enclosed by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.