The first slide of the presentation from the last seminar perfectly provided a definition of Mimesis, a topic I had not previously encountered. This slide was not a renaissance painting (the main focus of the presentation), but a picture of graffiti. At first I was confused about why this piece of graffiti was included in the slides, as it had nothing to do with the renaissance and it was not a particularly talented artwork. The graffiti looked like it was just overlapping scribbles and words written haphazardly on the wall. Then my eyes were drawn to the man in the corner and recognized that he was not an actual man adding to the graffiti on the wall, but a part of the graffiti itself. My eyes had glanced over him when I first looked at the painting, drawn to the brighter colors of the graffiti. The man represents mimesis in the painting as he looks so real and is the deliberate imitation of real life. Mimesis also comes up in many other forms of artwork, especially in renaissance paintings. It was the beginning of art imitating reality and taking a new form of expression that we can see in the the periods following and the modern age of art.