Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine school under the patronage Lorenzo de’ Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later as a “golden age”, a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. Botticelli’s posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among his best known works are The Birth of Venus & Primavera.
“Could you stand up, sir?” the monk asked. “I can. But if you excuse me I’d like to ride my horse for a while. I’m afraid that I disappointed you.” the knight answered.
“Not really.” Philip smiled slightly. “Your courage was impressive last night. I’m deeply grateful to you-lionheart, sir. Maybe horses too.”
“Oh, sounds good.” Richard staggered to his feet. When Philip helped him by holding arms, someone cried out for joy from away.
“Brother!!” Cillian shouted on horseback. “There you are!!”
“Cili?” Philip said. “What are you doing here?”
“As for that,” said the Rider, staring down upon the Dwarf, “the stranger should declare himself first. Yet I am named Eomer, son of Eomund, and am called the Third Marshal of Riddermark.”
The world is a mean place, so I’m bringing this picture back.
“Serena McKellen” - Sir Ian McKellen
i think this makes for a good 10,000th post
i just reblogged this but i liked it and showed my mom and five minutes later i hear her laugh really loudly as she’s cleaning dishes and i ask her what she’s laughing about and she just calms her laughter down and whispers
“gandalf the gay”