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@Elda Bernardes, 11 Dec 2012
In response to your comment about 'originality'. It is clear from what you wrote that you have no idea what you are talking about. Its not about decades ago and first actually nothing is original unless you are the very first person to come up with an idea etc. Every artist copied artists before their time and get inspired by them. You look at whats around you. For example most european painters from 20 th century (so more than a few decades ago!)were inspired by African/Asian art, Van gogh painted a bridge similar to an hiroshige artwork that was done around 1600.Its not just them, its anybody regardless if its tomorrow, today, decades or centuries ago. The 'originality' can be a style, the way one mix ideas that already exist together and create something new.
Look at Lichtenstein for a good example, he did several paintings that were 'copies' of paintings by van gogh, cezanne etc.. but yet his 'originality' is his style but he took what was already there and created something new which is his own now but therefore at the end of the day nothing is 'original' and I am artist myself.