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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.

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The Cappy
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Michel M. Prins
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Joe Gutierrez
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Evgeniya Khon
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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The Cappy
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Craftykit
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ronja Rövardotter
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Little Dancer

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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ilKalù
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Double Black

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Garfield And Nermal

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First Friends

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School Visit At The Natural History Museum Of London

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Wolfy Diving By Lincoln Mcknuckles

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Cowboy Neon Fan

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Scream!

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

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Hurley

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Last Creature Standing

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Natalie Donnelly
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Immortalised

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Alex The Lion

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Cute Cups

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Carved In Stone

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The Real Slushie Dog

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Buzzing Comparison

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