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Life Imitating Art Jesse Russell

Life Imitating Art

Jesse Russell

Published July 1st 2012
ISBN : 9785512695913
Paperback
86 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position that holds the direct opposite of mimesis. Its most notable proponent is Oscar Wilde, who held in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying that Life imitates Art far moreMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position that holds the direct opposite of mimesis. Its most notable proponent is Oscar Wilde, who held in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. In the essay, written as a Platonic dialogue, Wilde holds that such anti-mimesis results not merely from Lifes imitative instinct, but from the fact that the self-conscious aim of Life is to find expression, and that Art offers it certain beautiful forms through which it may realise that energy..