Water is life

It is part of every aspect of our being. It covers 2/3 of the earth surface and it is a part of every cell in our body. We need water to live and we love hearing, seeing and touching water for sensual pleasure and spiritual experience. Water is found in myths, legends, symbols, poetry, music and art – all exploits its attributes for simple and complex purposes.

Since the beginning of civilization villages and cities developed near water, which was used for irrigation, transportation, power and personal needs.

Water continually shapes our world and people continually devise ways to capture, control and fulfill their daily desires.

Water can be transparent, crystalline or reflective, it can move rapidly or slow, it can be gentle, dramatic or destructive.


Originally the word “fountain” referred to a spring or source of water, but it became to mean an artificial structure designed to contain and move water-providing people with refreshment, aesthetic pleasure, or both.

In the past, public fountains served as places to meet while collecting water for drinking, cooking and washing, they also became landmarks designed to impress.

Since antiquity artists and architects strived to make fountains in which mixing art and technology. Fountains harmonize water and design to fulfill both practical and aesthetic purposes.

Then and now fountains represent symbolic, artistic and social ideas as they enliven places and reinvigorate people.

While water is a familiar substance, understanding its versatile qualities and how best to use them in fountains requires knowledge of technical hydraulics and artistic sensibility.


Architectural and sculptural dominance, where water is supporting element. These are the majority of European fountains since the Renaissance (such as fountain of Neptune in Firenze, and Trevi and Triton fountains in Rome). These fountains are still understood and admired.

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