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Big Idea 183 is Mimesis
Mimesis is a word I'd not encountered before but is a word to which to those who practice in the arts is central.
Mimesis is the basic theoretical principle in the creation of art. The word is from the Greek language meaning “imitation” in the sense of “re-presentation” rather than “copying”.
Plato and Aristotle mentioned mimesis as the re-presentation of nature. Plato reckoned that all artistic creation is a form of imitation: that which really exists (in the “world of ideas”) is a type created by God; the concrete things man perceives in his existence are shadowy representations of this ideal type.