In his highly influential 1889 essay The Decay of Lying, famously witty writer Oscar Wilde said that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.”

But for some of us, distinguishing the difference is like being asked whether a zebra is black with white stripes or white with black stripes.

In either case, there’s no denying that art and life just…link up sometimes. And it may not be in the form of influential essays, but it can definitely pop up on Reddit from time to time, like in these examples.

14. The cat in the that

Oh you think you’re sneaky, huh? Who’s gonna come clean up all these TP you shredded? The painting? Didn’t think so.

They’ll never find me here from pics

13. Get a leg up

“Excuse me, is this bus going uptown?”

Life imitates art from pics

12. Spitting image

Now get a grumpy old man in there to complete the set!

Good afternoon. Are you in need of any assistance today, sir? from funny

11. Flamin’

If I remember my childhood correctly, that should all make it go faster.

The artist did a really good job. It looks so real. from pics

10. Butterfly in the sky

I can go twice as high.

A butterfly took a liking to my friend’s tattoo. from pics

9. Very telling

The prophecy has been fulfilled! All hail Fuzzbutt!

And his arrival was foretold in the ancient mural from TrollXChromosomes

8. A whale of a time

“Not so heckin’ cool. I can do a splash. Lookee.”

Just a young orca in Vancouver, BC from funny

7. Bombshell

There’s no way this wasn’t intentional.

Tanks for the mammaries from mildlyamusing

6. Sidewise reflections

A picture of a cat standing on stairs under a painting of that cat standing on those stairs.
And it’s all sideways.
My brain hurts.

Art imitates life imitates art from aww

5. There he is!

Oh man, you just missed the kid! We gotta coordinate better.

In the Flesh from pics

4. It’s a bust

I don’t think he’s probably noticed yet.

Still wondering whether he did this on purpose or not from funny

3. No worries for the rest of your days

Now let’s go eat some bugs.

Timon and Pumba from funny

2. Fly away

This is cool, but knowing me I’d never get an opportunity to snap the picture ’cause I’d freak out too hard as soon as it landed on me.

A dragon fly landed on my friends foot and mirrored its own tattoo. from mildlyinteresting

1. The stairway

This is…a surprisingly common theme.

Painted a picture of my cat from pics

That is fine art at its most finest.

What’s something you do that’s akin to fine art?

Tell us in the comments.