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Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Love always.

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Filippo Brunelleschi died on this day in 1446 in Florence. Today recognized as the father of Early Renaissance architecture, Brunelleschi began his career as sculptor, famously losing the competition to create bronze doors for the Florentine Baptistry to Lorenzo Ghiberti. Despite this early setback, Brunelleschi would find great success in Florence as an architect, above all for his design to vault the great choir of the city’s new cathedral. Other important projects include the redesign of San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito and the entry loggia for the Ospedale degli Innocenti. Brunelleschi’s refined classicism, based on intense study in Rome, provided a new architectural vocabulary for Florence that would be repeated and reinvented throughout the Renaissance by numerous Italian architects.

Sacrifice of Isaac, 1401-2, gilded bronze, Bargello, Florence

Crucifix, 1412-13, polychromed wood, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Cupola, 1418-36, Cathedral, Florence

San Lorenzo, views of old sacristy, nave, and aisle, 1421-40, Florence

Ospedale degli Innocenti, begun ca. 1419, Florence

Santo Spirito, 1434-82, Florence

Death Mask of Filippo Brunelleschi

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"If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff—there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.”— Ellen DeGeneres

"If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff—there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that.
I think we need more love in the world.
We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter.
I definitely want to contribute to that.”

Ellen DeGeneres

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mistresswhile:

The best thing I ever bought was a banana costume for my dog. Hands down. It shames her so I put it on when we expect new people to come to our house and it keeps her from being crazy. She just stands there.

mistresswhile:

The best thing I ever bought was a banana costume for my dog. Hands down. It shames her so I put it on when we expect new people to come to our house and it keeps her from being crazy. She just stands there.

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