Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Walter Benjamin Question

1.  Benjamin speaks of the advancement of art technology, changes our perception of art.
Is this one of the reasons why so many people don't recognize digital art as art?
Is it due to having hands on work with the substrate,  rather than having a program and a mouse?

2."We define the aura of the latter as the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be." Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936).
Does he speak of how the artist puts his/her soul in to the artwork so that it cannot be copied or make it unique?

1 comment:

  1. Paul,
    Keep working on developing questions that go a bit deeper into the material. You are indeed touching on some interesting issues here but further developed questions will effectively relate both your understanding of the reading and lead to deep discussion and contemplation.