Put on your glasses and view the art work.
Perhaps Walter Benjamin’s most well known essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” identifies the perceptual shift that takes place when technological advancements emphasize speed and reproducibility. The aura is found in a work of art that contains presence. The aura is precisely what cannot be reproduced in a work of art: its original presence in time and space. He suggests a work of art’s aura is in a state of decay because it is becoming more and more difficult to apprehend the time and space in which a piece of art is created.