Oscar Wilde once famously said that "life imitates art far more than art imitates life". We often assume that works of creative art are based off events in the real world, but what if it's really the other way around? These examples could be the only proof we need.


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Anti-mimesis, as it's known in the philosophical community, is the theory that people learn about self-expression from art and fiction. Our actions and thoughts are directly inspired by the art we see, rather than art being a reflection of our organic imagination. This could either be an Inception-level revelation, or just a series of funny coincidences.

Whichever side of the coin you choose to look at, just try to deny the shocking similarities between life and art below, and feel free to add your own to our list.

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Life Imitates Art

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Anna Brandigi 3 weeks ago

Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy

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Life Imitates Art

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John L Kelly 3 weeks ago

Could you read what it says about me?

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Life Imitates Art

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The Cappy 3 weeks ago

Awesome. Totally hidden.

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Life Imitates Art

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The Cappy 3 weeks ago

At the divorce proceedings: "And while I was being attacked by the octopus, my husband just kept taking photos!!!"

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Life Imitates Art

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Anna Brandigi 3 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure it's the other way around with this one

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Life Imitates Art

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MadamButterfly 3 weeks ago

Wow,the likeness is uncanny.

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Life Imitates Art

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Michel M. Prins 3 weeks ago

No, fly away! Her skin is magical and it will transform you into a tattoo, just like the other five!

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Life Imitates Art

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Jorge Martínez Arias 3 weeks ago

Hahah even the hole in the plastic looks like a bird.. great!

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Life Imitates Art

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Sarah 3 weeks ago

The prophecy told of his arrival.

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Life Imitates Art

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John L Kelly 3 weeks ago

My going rate is one catnip for each sitting.

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