How does art represent life?

Art imitates reality, such as objects in everyday settings or images of nature. The results may not be exactly the same as those in the real world because painters, writers or creators often include their life experiences and expectations in their works. Photography lasts forever, since inside the first television there is a second one, but the image on that screen is not easily perceived, creating a sense of infinity and suspense. Franco Klein's Positive Disintegration project explores the emotions (mostly negative) that arise as a consequence of the generational drive towards success and happiness.

It represents the pressure to achieve and represent a perfect lifestyle, despite what is lost or neglected in trying to do so. Its most notable defender is Oscar Wilde, who opined in his 1889 essay The Decline of Lies that life imitates art much more than art imitates life. He considered that most of life's attempts to imitate art were reprehensible, in part because the art that people used to imitate was idealistic and romantic.