Współczesna polska eseistyka w poszukiwaniu aury obrazów malarskich i fotograficznych
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Contemporary polish essays on paintings and photographs, by Wojciech Karpiński, Zbigniew Herbert, Ewa Bieńkowska, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Wojciech Nowicki and Jacek Dehnel, are described in the article as the specific kind of real or envisaged journey — undertaken in space and time, in search for pictures’ aura (Walter Benjamin’s notion). Since essayists often mention about numerous obstacles that hinder the fully individual contact with famous paintings (eg. overabundance of known descriptions and artificiality of museum expositions), the increasing writer’s interest in old, unique photographs could be regarded as an enclave for experience of aura.