Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Questions:
1) Benjamin states that the uniqueness is equally confronted by the aura of how something is viewed. While the aura of something will change once it has been reproduced, does a piece of art still maintain its uniqueness once it has been reproduced? 2) Artistic value is an greatly argumentative subject. That being said, based on the idea of maintaining uniqueness once it has been reproduced, do paintings and photographs have the same value? Or is the aura being captured from the naked eye, onto a painting or photograph diminishing in value? How do the two medias differ in value after reproduction?