Throughout the ages, we are shown art with a tension between continuity and transformation. Many and most of art througout time each have a pattern with eachother with slight to mederate changes. The artists of today have continued and transformed the art of yesterday. This is not copying or cheating but showing an appreciation for prior artists. They pay homage to older artists by continuing a visual pattern but putting a different twist to it by creating and using their own style and technique. Traditional concepts are not forgotten but new concepts are created throughout history. Art is continuously evolving and being transformed. The art we see today can usually be seen in some connectuon with past art works.