Appropriation  

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Negroes Fighting in a Tunnel at Night (1882) by Paul Bilhaud, here shown in the 1887 version appropriated by Alphonse Allais as published in Album primo-avrilesque (April fool-ish Album)
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Negroes Fighting in a Tunnel at Night (1882) by Paul Bilhaud, here shown in the 1887 version appropriated by Alphonse Allais as published in Album primo-avrilesque (April fool-ish Album)

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Appropriation is the act of taking possession of or assigning purpose to properties or ideas and is important in many topics, including:

Etymology

From Latin ad (“to”) + proprio (“to make one's own”), from proprius (“one's own, private”).




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