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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Life Imitates Art

Geir Arne Vian Report

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Life Imitates Art

The_Bard Report

The Cappy
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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smilingbrinks Report

Anna Brandigi
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#7

Life Imitates Art

Chrisfoxx3 Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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#8

Life Imitates Art

Pau Buscató Report

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Life Imitates Art

mydoglixu Report

John L Kelly
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My going rate is one catnip for each sitting.

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abcnews , New Line Cinema Report

Joe Gutierrez
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5 years ago Created 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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#12

Life Imitates Art

Callyzone Report

Livi Walsh
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#20

Life Imitates Art

emrgencykittens Report

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
5 years ago Created 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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#22

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Z3F Report

Hana Cheaib
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#26

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specialk3 Report

Jason Hook
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#29

Life Imitates Art

Disney , Chris Jackson Report

The Cappy
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5 years ago Created 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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#30

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Craftykit
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5 years ago Created 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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Life Imitates Art

Blake Andrews Report

Pi...
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5 years ago Created 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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#35

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ibathedaily Report

Luna Clara
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#36

Life Imitates Art

Bryan Stokely Report

The Cappy
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5 years ago Created 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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#39

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imgur Report

Chiara Morello
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

honey, remember that time we were movie stars

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#40

Life Imitates Art

Esther the Wonder Pig Report

Marie-Michèle Lacroix
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#41

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imgur Report

Ronja Rövardotter
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5 years ago Created 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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#43

Cat And Joseph Ducreux's “self Portrait Yawning”

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Little Dancer

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Pi...
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5 years ago Created 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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#49

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Kelly S. Report

Cathy Shift
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#54

One Of A Kind

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Eirini McAdoo
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Life Imitates Art