|Federico Zuccaro, “Taddeo Zuccaro Copying the Antique Statues in Rome” (n.d.), pen and ink and wash, 183 x 425 mm, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (image via Web Gallery of Art)|
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism
The only “ism” Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.
Man is an idiot. He doesn’t know how to do anything without copying, without imitating, without plagiarizing, without aping. It might even have been that man invented generation by coitus after seeing the grasshopper copulate.
—Augusto Roa Bastos