Something I noticed

On the font page of the Chronicle Herald yesterday, I noticed a striking similarity of an image from art classes that most people would recognize. Though at first, it seemed obvious, closer inspectionmade me realize it was purely fluke.
However, it got me thinking of why the artist chose this image to use on the newspaper. Was it purely a consious decision or was it one of those things that just kinda rides the back of your mind.

You decide....I'm gonna think on it further.