“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life” – Oscar Wilde
These photos were taken in the European Art section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC last year. I’m afraid I don’t know the titles of the originals. I didn’t wish to get between the piece and the artist to read the tags – and I’m not smart enough to know them otherwise.
I was absolutely taken with the process of reproduction as I’d never seen it done before. Being nosey, I was able to speak a little bit with the artists to get permission to take these iPhone photos. The artist responsible for the second painting was happy for me to take a photo, but she didn’t want to be included.
Back to Oscar Wilde. If you are looking for a witty quote, he’s your man. I sometimes read them for pure enjoyment. But that always leads to reflection. I haven’t struck one yet that doesn’t completely resonate. With that in mind, here’s another quote of his …. to close this post:
“No great artist sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist” – Oscar Wilde
WPC – Life Imitates Art