Vol. 3 No. 2 (2010): Costellazioni tempestive. Warburg- Adorno-Benjamin, Adorno
Articles

L’esperienza estetica come esperienza di immagini. Walter Benjamin e Theodor W. Adorno

Published May 15, 2012
Keywords
  • Benjamin,
  • Adorno,
  • Aura
How to Cite
Tavani, E. (2012). L’esperienza estetica come esperienza di immagini. Walter Benjamin e Theodor W. Adorno. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 3(2). Retrieved from https://oajournals.fupress.net/index.php/aisthesis/article/view/569

Abstract

Both Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno consider ‘aesthetical experience’ as an “image experience” assuming a power of images “to set free forces” directed to produce or support aesthetical-political (Benjamin) or aesthetical-critical (Adorno) requirements. Profane illumination, ‘thinkimages’, phantasmagory, dialectical images, decayed ‘aura’ and technicalized images in Benjamin’s theory of aesthetical modernity. Expressive feature or “mimetic” eloquence in nature and art countering reality, dismantled ‘aura’ in contemporary desacralized work of art, but also persisting ‘aura’ in its meaningful dimension in Adorno’s aesthetical theory.