Daily Word: mimesis

mimesis (n.)

Pronounciation: my-mee-sis

Meaning: imitation and representation, especially in regards to works of art and literature representing reality or the physical world. In biology, this refers to an organism mimicking another organism.

Synonyms: Mimicry, copying, impersonation

Can you use it in a sentence?

“French artist Gustave Courbet rejected the Classical Western illusionistic tradition of mimesis, which sought to capture the reality in visual representation, and instead paved his own way of avant-garde Realism.”


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