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Duplicate Trope: Art Imitates Art get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Sun, 21st Apr '13 9:50:15 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Okay, we're having a bunch of duplicated tropes here.

Art Imitates Art is about how certain artistic poses or scenes have become so symbolic that they are used often in popular works as references or parody. Many of these have their own page as subtropes, such as Abbey Road Crossing, "Last Supper" Steal, and Piet Plagiarism. Basically, the page enumerates a few of the subtropes and then gives a few examples that don't belong in a subtrope (although arguably, any scene iconic enough to have its well-known references should have a subtrope page for it).

The first problem: numerous examples on Art Imitates Art actually belong on the subtropes, and are duplicated on the parent.

Second problem: Picture Pastiche is the exact same thing, and also enumerates a few known subtropes and gives more examples of the same. Note that a number of these scenes are also on the Stock Poses index, although they shouldn't be: a stock pose like Death Glare or Ready for Lovemaking is not the same as a stock scene such as The VJ Day Kiss.

My suggestion: merge Picture Pastiche into Art Imitates Art and use that page as the index for relevant subtropes.

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 2 Septimus Heap, Sun, 21st Apr '13 10:06:12 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Picture Pastiche is an awful name for that. I support a merge, but not really any other action.

 3 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 21st Apr '13 12:29:41 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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How is The VJ Day Kiss a work of art being imitated rather than a famous scene from real life?
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 4 Spark 9, Sun, 21st Apr '13 12:34:45 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] The picture is a work. I don't see how it makes a difference whether the "source work" is a picture, painting, comic book scene, statue, or other kind of work.
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 5 Another Duck, Sun, 21st Apr '13 2:11:46 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I support a merge. I don't see a significant difference.

Now, usually I would allow for examples on the supertrope that don't fit under any of the subtropes, but in this case, if it isn't a subtrope, it's not really a popular object of imitation, is it?
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 6 Madrugada, Sun, 21st Apr '13 3:30:00 PM Relationship Status: In season
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I support merging them as well. And I also support allowing examples on the supertrope that don't fit in any of the subtropes, essentially using the supertrope as a catchnet to identify new ones or ones that we've missed so far. When a particular work gets enough distinct examples (ten or a dozen or 20 — number to be decided later), it's a trope in its own right.

edited 21st Apr '13 3:30:21 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 7 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 21st Apr '13 3:36:55 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Makes sense. I'll support it.
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Merge!

 9 Septimus Heap, Sun, 5th May '13 7:46:33 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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That is 6 votes in support now.

Most of the examples on Picture Pastiche aren't really examples. They're just citing a famous image and saying in effect that they've Seen It a Million Times.

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Make it seven in support.

Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
 12 Septimus Heap, Sat, 18th May '13 11:48:04 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Assuming that all the votes here are for merging Picture Pastiche into Art Imitates Art. Confirmation?

Wandering...
I support the merge, too, but I want to ask about the image. I think the one on Picture Pitische or whatever is better than the one on Art Imitates Art, so can we keep that after the merge? I am assuming we're keeping the AIA name since it has more wicks.

 14 Septimus Heap, Sun, 19th May '13 1:33:05 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I would leave the image decision to Image Pickin'.

Terradorablyfying
[up][up][up]Confirmation from me at least, though I support leaving a redirect from Picture Pastiche regardless of the few inbounds.

edited 19th May '13 4:48:34 AM by Telcontar

Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
 16 Another Duck, Sun, 19th May '13 11:14:51 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]It's not really a bad name either.
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 17 Spark 9, Mon, 20th May '13 2:29:56 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I agree. Let's have the main page at Art Imitates Art, a redirect from Picture Pastiche, and an Image Pickin' thread to decide on the image.
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 18 Septimus Heap, Mon, 20th May '13 7:48:46 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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OK, did this merger and tagging. Apparently, Art Imitates Art didn't need any cleaning far as I can see.

 19 Spark 9, Mon, 20th May '13 8:39:53 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I agree.

But while we're here, let's take a quick look at the Stock Poses index. In my opinion, this should either contain all of the subtropes of Art Imitates Art, or none of them. Currently it appears to have some but not all.
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 20 Another Duck, Mon, 20th May '13 9:11:44 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]Why?
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 21 Septimus Heap, Mon, 20th May '13 9:12:52 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Yeah, Stock Poses and Art Imitates Art may sometimes overlap, but not always - unless you consider Mona Lisa Smile a Stock Pose.

 22 Rethkir, Mon, 20th May '13 9:14:18 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Subtropes currently in Stock Poses are checked.
Piet Plagiarism
Thinker Pose
Mona Lisa Smile
American Gothic Couple
"Last Supper" Steal
Nighthawks Shot
The Scream
Sistine Steal

[down] Wikipedia "check mark" and "x mark". You can find them in Microsoft Word symbols or any Unicode database as well.

edited 20th May '13 3:58:39 PM by Rethkir

Piffy
[up]Where do you get those nifty checkmarks and Xs?
Because underscores break everything: Working link to my Troper page
 24 Septimus Heap, Mon, 20th May '13 2:37:58 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
By copying them?

Piffy
Oh! Those are characters, not images. *fail*
Because underscores break everything: Working link to my Troper page
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