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Yes, he's at home on the computer, it's one in the morning. Who says he doesn't go outside? I see comments from him about interesting places he's visited in Detroit, all the time. Going out and living is what inspires artists, not pushing a broom. You're not the only person on this site allowed to give advice. That was mine.
Now, I turned off e-mail replies, so I wont be getting anymore responses from anyone. Apologies.
People love to shit on artists around here, but that doesn't mean what you do isn't real work, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Just because a (not-so) anonymous commenter on a website you frequent tells you to work a shit job like they did, doesn't mean that's the right thing for you. This is the only life you'll ever have, live it the way you want to. I go to two schools full time, and live off of student loans. I'm broke, I'll be thousands and thousands in debt in a few years, working as a fine artist who won't make money for shit. And so what? I'm happier now than I've ever been. The rest of our lives will be consumed with worrying about money and work and “real person” problems. There's nothing wrong with furthering your knowledge for free while you're young. And wanting to bring life into a forgotten city is an admirable pursuit. In the long run regretting what you haven't done is far worse than regretting what you have.
For what it's worth, I feel really badly CT has devolved into a place where we pick on certain commenters, and tell them to shut-up and do exactly what we want them to do. Heaven forbid and early 20-something doesn't have everything in his life perfectly in order.
Anyway, tl;dr version, I don't think I'll be around anymore, but if you need anything feel free to reply to one of my comments, as apparently WordPress ID accounts are non-deletable. I'd tell you not to let them get you down, but I know you're tougher than that. To me, your commentary (especially on art) brought more interest to this site than any badly spelled insights, cat pictures, or overshare ever did. Peace, and good luck!
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For the two at the Vatican Museums, was the lighting better in person? It looks like it was lit by a skylight of some sort, but I don't see anything to highlight the work on the walls.
ETA - Wait. Was he Commodus' father? Or just his predecessor? I really need to pick up a book...
ETA - Do you have pics of the exhibit? If so you should upload them sometime, I'd love to see them.