Thursday, April 01, 2010

Plagiarism: The World's Oldest Profession

With much (too much) discussion of late about plagiarism in the photography world, it's important to have some historical context. To wit, You Thought We Wouldn't Notice points to the interesting similarities between the lions in Peter Paul Rubens's “The Meeting of Marie de M├ędicis and Henri IV at Lyon” and Paul de Vos's “The Ark of Noah.”

Theft seems to be the one true constant in the long human history of creative expression.
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