cressus:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

missdmeanour:

The worst of the storm is yet to come, Sitt. You will need all your courage to survive; but your heart will not fail you, and in the end the clouds will blow away and the falcon will fly through the portal of the dawn.

Richard Armitage as Radcliffe Emerson, Scarlett Johansson as Nefret Emerson, Rachel Weisz as Amelia Peabody, Matt Bomer as Ramses Emerson.

disneysnewgroove:

Disney movies in order of historical setting

(Excludes most of the package films. Some films, eg The Lion King, are impossible to pin down exactly and some, like Aladdin and Treasure Planet, are anachronistic, so these are estimations. A few have been split into 2 if there is more than one time period in the movie, and sequels have been put together.)

fatima-thinks:

We all stood together for Syria
We all stood together for Ukraine
We all stood together for Gaza
We all stood together for Ferguson

It’s time we stand together for Pakistan, and spread what’s happening there like wildfire. Don’t let people forget that the citizens of Pakistan are so much more than what we’re portrayed as in the negative light. Make sure everyone KNOWS what the Pakistani protestors are doing right now and the cause they’re fighting for.

I am a citizen of Pakistan, living ten minutes away from where this is happening. This means the world to have your support. We are not how the media is portraying us, please remember that. We are so much more, we are standing for a good cause and were are fighting corruption and the mistreatment of human beings. 

Condemn the government who shelled and beat innocent people including children and women. Who denied and are still denying medical care to the people who are getting hurt. Who are throwing the protesters out of the hospitals and taking them to jail. 

This is not protection against riots. This is a violation of human rights. 

We will not take this standing down. 

tomhazeldine:

Tom Hiddleston’s hands.