I was glad to be out of the flowing silk skirts and to be running around with a semi-automatic rifle and army gear for a while. It was fun to be with the boys in the mud and the dirt, and being empowered in a physical sense. And now, after nine months of running around in dirt and water, it’s nice to get back into Margaery’s silk skirts. (x)
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.
Gold Necklace (Hellenistic, late 4th–3rd century BC)
The ribbon of intricate linked chains is decorated with a central medallion of Dionysos flanked by other pendant ornaments. It is not a true necklace but a hormos (collar) that was pinned to the clothing across the chest.
It’s mainly about working hard and proving to people you’re serious about it, and stretching yourself and learning. The mistake a lot of actors make, particularly young ones, is allowing themselves to feel that they’re the finished articles, the bee’s knees, and it’s not true.