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.

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.

#1

Life Imitates Art

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy

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#2

Life Imitates Art

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John L Kelly 1 year ago

Could you read what it says about me?

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#3

Life Imitates Art

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The Cappy 1 year ago

Awesome. Totally hidden.

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#4

Life Imitates Art

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The Cappy 1 year ago

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

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#5

Life Imitates Art

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

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

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#6

Life Imitates Art

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MadamButterfly 1 year ago

Wow,the likeness is uncanny.

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#7

Life Imitates Art

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Michel M. Prins 1 year 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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#8

Life Imitates Art

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Jorge Martínez Arias 1 year ago

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

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#9

Life Imitates Art

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Cheryl Birkhimer 1 year ago

Aaaw so tiny & cute.

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#10

Life Imitates Art

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John L Kelly 1 year ago

My going rate is one catnip for each sitting.

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#11

Life Imitates Art

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Joe Gutierrez 1 year ago

I didn't go 10 years to medical school to be called "Mr" Thank you...🤙

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#12

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Livi Walsh 1 year ago

I'm pretty sure this dragonfly is trying to mate with the tattoo.

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#13

Life Imitates Art

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Lilya 1 year ago

Reality/Expectations

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#14

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Mirriam Banda 1 year ago

I actually yawned from looking at this picture.

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#15

The Creation Of Catam

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MadamButterfly 1 year ago

This picture breaks my heart. :,(

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#16

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#17

Life Imitates Art

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Jazlyn J. 1 year ago

<3 Aww :3

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#18

Life Imitates Art

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Well, it's technically not wrong

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#20

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Evgeniya Khon 1 year ago

Ok, someone's gonna right it anyway, so what the hell...."draw me like one of your french girls" hahaha (>_<)

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#21

Life Imitates Art

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Socially Awkward 1 year ago

He's adorable!

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#22

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Hana Cheaib 1 year ago

He must meet the real boy seen on the other picture!

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#23

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Dixon's Mama 1 year ago

So. Freaking. Cute!

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#24

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

This little boy wanted to grow up to be just like his father and by the looks of things...He got his wish..

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#25

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Jason Hook 1 year ago

What. The actual. Fuck

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#26

Life Imitates Art

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Jason Hook 1 year ago

Hey, he wanted realistic flames, he got realistic flames.

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#27

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Kirsa Rasmussen 1 year ago

He forgot to lift the right paw :-D

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#28

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Silent Skeleton 1 year ago

well, shit..

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#29

Life Imitates Art

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The Cappy 1 year ago

Those Brits and their hats. I was hoping we'd all forgotten about that picture.

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#30

Life Imitates Art

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Craftykit 1 year ago

I have that sign in my house because i own two black cats... One of them is with me as i type

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#31

Life Imitates Art

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John L Kelly 1 year ago

Is that where I came from?

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#33

Life Imitates Art

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Cathy Shift 1 year ago

awwwww...

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#34

Life Imitates Art

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Pi... 1 year ago

This is genius! Coz the artist made sure that his/her work WILL get photographed!

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#35

Life Imitates Art

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Luna Clara 1 year ago

All those people with art of their pets :D what dedicated pet owners

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#36

Life Imitates Art

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The Cappy 1 year ago

And that juxtaposition probably only occurs a couple of dozen times a day there.

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#37

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Anna Brandigi 1 year ago

Is that linsey lohan?

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#38

Life Imitates Art

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Dixon's Mama 1 year ago

Heartbreaking

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#39

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Chiara Morello 1 year ago

honey, remember that time we were movie stars

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#40

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Marie-Michèle Lacroix 1 year ago

And that's how big the little teacup pigs grow up to be... still cute, though, but huge!

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#41

Life Imitates Art

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Ronja Rövardotter 1 year ago

Reincarnation? :-) "Oh look honey, I was a tired knight in past!" - "Well honey, some things does not change." :-)

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#42

Life Imitates Art

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Tamta Tsatsiashvili 1 year ago

😃

#43

Cat And Joseph Ducreux's “self Portrait Yawning”

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Pi... 1 year ago

Purrrfect!

#44

Cool Puzzle Bro

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Evgeniya Khon 1 year ago

OMg Ron and Tammy!!!!!!

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#45

Tiger Cat

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Spinaap 1 year ago

me cat, me not amused!

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#46

Little Dancer

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Pi... 1 year ago

So innocent and youthful! And u can tell it isn't manipulated! Should be higher up IMO.

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#48

Friends

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Flora Polvado 1 year ago

Adorable!

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#49

Life Imitates Art

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Cathy Shift 1 year ago

looks like she's about to miss the bed. :/

#50

Life Imitates Art

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Ms. Terious 10 months ago

Looks like Samara from the Ring

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#51

Life Imitates Art

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Silent Skeleton 1 year ago

is that the nerdy little kid from farside?

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#52

Black Dog At Station Bergweg, Rotterdam

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Madeline Tuohey 1 year ago

Which one?

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#53

Found This At The Field Museum Chicago

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Petunia Nuezic 1 year ago

One real and one overworked

#54

One Of A Kind

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Eirini McAdoo 1 year ago

Lol! Does he/she know it's just a picture? Very nice!!

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#55

Beards

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Pi... 1 year ago

"This seat is for bearded ppl only!"

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#56

My Dad Who Is Also A Police Officer

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Steven Groom 1 year ago

He found his cartoon double

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#58

Emoji Eyes

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Rhon 1 year ago

Cute!

#59

This Cat And John William Waterhouse's “Echo And Narcissus”

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Elizabeth Molloy 1 year ago

Narcissus!

#60

Life Imitates Art

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ilKalù 1 year ago

Well, the trees in the background are not palms at all ;-)

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#61

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Hana Cheaib 1 year ago

He's about to say "really?" 😂

#62

Double Black

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Vaibhavi tikariya 1 year ago

At the first view i thought the cat in the right is real

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Life Imitates Art

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#64

Copper On The Lake

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Eirini McAdoo 1 year ago

Aaaw!! What a sweetheart!!!

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Puuuurfect

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Craftykit 1 year ago

I have that sign

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Garfield And Nermal

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#67

First Friends

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#68

Da Vinci

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Jacob DeLange 1 year ago

Aww the iggies

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Wolfy Diving By Lincoln Mcknuckles

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Katie Bear 1 year ago

I suppose this would be art imitating art imitating life - because it's a tattoo of a photo of a real dog. That said, it's a really good tattoo, a really cute photo, and an awesome real dog .

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#71

Cowboy Neon Fan

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#73

One Day I'm Gonna Grow Up To Be As Big As Him!!

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#74

Hurley

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#75

Last Creature Standing

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Natalie Donnelly 1 year ago

Its a joke ffs u wouldn't say that if a white man was being used as an example beside the kangaroo ..stop making racism out of nothing more than ajoke

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#76

Immortalised

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#77

Alex The Lion

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#78

Cute Cups

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#79

Carved In Stone

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#80

The Real Slushie Dog

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