The Impressionists reinvigorated art in the late 19th century from outside, by creating works which seemed to vibrate, to come alive. The paintings weren't realistic. They were hyper-realistic.
This is what I'm trying to accomplish with my version of pop literature, especially with the ebook Mood Detroit, and a new one, Crime City USA. I've made both hyper-affordable to encourage feedback.
Art is an expression of life but also of ideas.