70 Times Life Imitates Art

Oscar Wilde once said, “Life imitates art more than art imitates life.” It’s easy to think that artwork is based on real-world events, but what if it’s actually the other way around? These examples may be the only proof you need.

Anti-Mimesis, as it is known in philosophical circles, 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 the art reflecting our organic imagination. This could be an Inception-level revelation or a series of delightful coincidences. Look at either side of the coin and be sure to deny the shocking similarities between life and art. Feel free to add yourself to our list.

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