Does art reflect life or does life reflect art?

In 1889, Oscar Wilde boldly asserted that “life imitates art much more than art imitates life. He argued that, instead of merely copying, life imitates art because life yearns for the kind of expression found in great works of art. This life-affirming quality is the basis of the value of art. Plato says that art imitates the objects and events of everyday life.

The rest of this phrase, popularized by Oscar Wilde's 1889 essay The Decline of Lies, states that “life imitates art much more than art imitates life. I have had many conversations with my father about art and I increasingly believe that he believes that art should reflect reality or relate to it in some way. For me it is a matter of life that imitates art, since my emotions are linked to the work of art and not to the experience. According to this theory, since art imitates tangible things, art is always a copy of a copy and takes us even further away from the truth and leads us to illusion.