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We like to think of artists, writers, and other creative types as being inspired by some magical muse, and pulling their art completely out of thin air. But the truth is, most art is heavily inspired by its creators' past experiences. And if you know what to look for, you can spot those influences. The past experiences of famous creators -- artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, etc. -- constantly show up in their creations.
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