1. Characterized by or relating to an aura.
2. Of or relating to the distinctive quality or essence of a person, work of art, or object.

[Probably from German auratisch, from Aura, aura, from Latin aura, gentle breeze, breath; see aura.]
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Against this backdrop of reality programming, where idol celebrity is mythologized via demystification, the K-drama Dream High enacts the fantasy that idol celebrity can be systematically deconstructed and accessible to fans yet retain its appeal--in other words, the fantasy that stars are simultaneously ordinary and auratic.
Chapter four, titled "Exhibiting the Disappeared: Visual Arts and Auratic Distance", focuses on a touring show and collective exhibition The Disappeared which was organized and started by the North Dakota Museum of Art.
He was not trying to create works that had an auratic immanence, that encapsulated a particular intensity through their form.
7 (Girl with Maracas, Lemons, Gummy Bears, Ice Cream Sandwich, Candy Cane and Ice Cube Tray), import the differently auratic history of painting since Manet.
Benjamin explains in his essay on Baudelaire (1939) that the auratic experience derives from the intrinsic expectation of a gaze that the phenomenon gazed at can respond to by gazing back.
As Schlossman, quoting Walter Benjamin, points out (1014), the auratic description that Baudelaire gives of the passing girl clashes against the violent urban setting.
While in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Walter Benjamin famously argued that cinema is the art form that maybe best symbolizes the loss of the auratic aspect of the world, and the main orientation of contemporary film criticism is oriented toward instrumental and socio-economic analyses of film production and distribution, it has been remarked that the phenomenology of cinema--its affective impact on the spectator--is deeply tied to other forms of experience:
The phenomenon of the many forms of the goddess also dispenses with the aura as conferring sanctity to any single form, allowing for a dispersed sense of the auratic through the pandals that dot the city, like multiple points of illumination.
Today key words such as development, participation, social capital, poverty reduction, civil society and empowerment, among others have an auratic power that disallows any form of questioning.
In his Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture, Philip Auslander also elaborates on Benjamin's thesis ("to pry an object from its shell") to further his own argument that the politics and aesthetics of reproduction have now dis-placed the auratic and unique quality of live performance completely and confounded it with mediatized performance: "following Benjamin, I might argue that live performance has indeed been pried from its shell and that all performance modes, live or mediatized, are now equal: none is perceived as auratic or authentic; the live performance is just one more reproduction of a given text or one more reproducible text" (50).
Glorification' of God, and modern secular political acclamation, have the function of nourishing this auratic dimension.
Readers will find here alert and fluent readings of the zutiste's resolutely antagonistic stance towards the auratic authority of Parnassian patriarchs; thoughtful comments on the appropriation of the (rather bourgeois) micro-cultural formation of the "cercle" (72-73) and the "album"; some fine contributions to readings of texts such as "Le Sonnet du trou du cul," and an especially suggestive account of a dizain parodying Coppee entitled "Le sous-chef est absent du bureau.