What would an ancient Roman say about architecture and sculptures of today? Probably something along those lines... "They say all change is good. Of course I do appreciate when a civilization develops and I think the world should be going forward. Back in my times, I gladly welcomed aqueducts to our region and I’ve taken a liking to town baths, as well as to the new social system – finally I had a chance for social advancement. I also understand cultural changes and technological advances. But what is happening in Italy nowadays, with the presumed successors of ancient Rome, is beyond outrageous!
Vincent van Gogh spent the majority of his life in poverty. During his lifetime, he sold only one piece of art, despite having painted over two thousand of them. He committed a suicide one year after leaving a psychiatric hospital. Franz Schubert became famous only 60 years after his demise. Prior to his death, he gave only one public concert which turned out to be… a flop. Actually, some of the greatest painters in the human history died before reaching 30 and were forgotten for about 20 thousand years.