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Life Imitates Art

This week, find inspiration in a piece of art. Then, imitate it.

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“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.”

— Oscar Wilde

Artists are inspired by and capture the world around us: sculptors immortalize people with statues; painters record events in their masterpieces. What about the other way around? For this week’s theme, find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it. Here are some ideas:

  • Reenact a painting. Need inspiration? Just google “American Gothic remake.”
  • Take a new version of one of your photos. Re-create your own work. Same subject, same scene, same angle. (In your post, show or link to the original one!)
  • Imitate a sculpture, as I did in London’s St Pancras International, before boarding a train to Paris. (You don’t have to physically stand next to a statue, but bonus points if you do!)
Life imitates art

Posing next to a statue of British author and poet John Betjeman at St Pancras International in London, England.

You’re not limited to the options above — consider other forms of art, get creative, and interpret the challenge as you like. Don’t forget to identify the piece of art you’re referencing — and link to an appropriate source of information, if possible.

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  1. As an impressionist, Monet was known for painting the same scene over and over again to reflect the changing of the light and the passing of the seasons. Art imitating life seemed to be his passion.

    Many years after his death, the roles have been reversed. I could see life imitating art in his garden in Giverny.

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