The architects and artists who worked in the service of early Islam were likewise driven by the wish to create a physical backdrop which would bolster the claims of their religion. Holding that God was the source of all understanding, Islam placed particular emphasis on the divine qualities of mathematics. Muslim artisans covered the walls of houses and mosques with repeating sequences of delicate and complicated geometries, through which the infinite wisdom of God might be intimated. This ornamentation, so pleasingly intricate on a rug or a cup, was nothing less than hallucinatory when applied to an entire hall. Eyes accustomed to seeing only the practical and humdrum objects of daily life could, inside such a room, survey a world shorn of all associations with the everyday.
—- Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness
One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.
A very good text about it can be read here.
This scene just gets sadder and sadder the older I get.
The movie that shows just about every single form of parental abuse/neglect that damages these kids in the ugliest ways
Studio Ghibli films throughout the years
So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”
And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”
I want a book that seems super dystopian at first but then as you read it you realize that its actually set right now and its just pointing out how shitty everything is rn
say those three words and i’m yours
LEGEND OF ZELDA
Flo must be like some kind of fabric bender hahaha
Coming soon to Disney…
yo im not playin around but i genuinely cant tell whos who rn
BUT IM LOOKING AT THIS ON MY PHONE
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN