|Street mimes, Riva degli Schiavoni,|
|Auguste Rodin, Adam|
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Barrio
Chino, Barcelona (1933)
|Study in Frizzy|
Georges Seurat, Sunday Afternoon on
the Island of La Grande Jatte (1886)
Nicole Kidman as John Singer Sargent’s
Madame X (1884)
Yet there's no shortage of humor or irony, either. Consider the guy who was apprehended in a stolen vehicle while playing a video game – Grand Theft Auto.
So its a wonder they didn't take issue with, say, the project of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein who at the time were trogging contemporary mimicography, hither thither, to a new ambit of silliness.
By the same token, perfecting itself through emulation of Art’s archetypes is the proper ambition of life.