I just bumped attitudes of achieving similarity lacking originality.
A simulacrum (plural: simulacra from Latin: simulacrum, which means “likeness, similarity”), is a representation or imitation of a person or thing. The word was first recorded in the English language in the late 16th century, used to describe a representation, such as a statue or a painting, especially of a god. By the late 19th century, it had gathered a secondary association of inferiority: an image without the substance or qualities of the original. Philosopher Fredric Jameson offers photorealism as an example of artistic simulacrum, where a painting is sometimes created by copying a photograph that is itself a copy of the real. Other art forms that play with simulacra include trompe-l’œil, pop art, Italian neorealism, and French New Wave.
Are we in the middle of Simulacra Culture ?
Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulacrum
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2. Jump up ^ “simulacrum” The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 1993
3. ^ Jump up to: a b Massumi, Brian. “Realer than Real: The Simulacrum According to Deleuze and Guattari.” http://www.anu.edu.au/hrc/first_and_last/works/realer.htm retrieved 2 May 2007