Plato on this thing called ‘mimesis’

by mnjaekim

So the artist’s bed is twice removed from the truth. The copiers only touch on a small part of things as they really are, where a bed may appear differently from various points of view, looked at obliquely or directly, or differently again in a mirror. So painters or poets, though they may paint or describe a carpenter or any other maker of things, know nothing of the carpenter’s (the craftsman’s) art, and though the better painters or poets they are, the more faithfully their works of art will resemble the reality of the carpenter making a bed, nonetheless the imitators will still not attain the truth (of God’s creation). {Text from Wikipedia}


insert: a blurb on quantum physics and how the theory can alter one’s perspective in observation; a more truthful observation by overcoming the limits of time and space hence Hockney’s scribble on the left bottom of the image: “infinite universe”  If the form perceived to us by our perspective is rendered untruthful, what other characters can we assume true?