The Course behind the Calendar.
It is said that when the two calendars would align that it would bring disaster to the world. The Aztec believed that a festival was needed to prevent any disaster from happening they would call this festival the New Fire Festival many say that the actual stone itself was a sacrificial alters. There are many stories but no one really knows. In 2012 the Aztec calendar had finished its cycle and many people believed that that would be the end of the world but as you can see it really was not. This meant that it was only a new beginning and a new era people miss translated the message and they jumped into conclusions. Many people believed these accusations because the fact the Aztec calendar. The calendar itself is also the same as the Mayan calendar they both use the same calendar so ultimately they did similar rituals when an era would end there were many ritual sacrifices because they believed that would make the Sun god happy.
Walter Benjamin way to see art and how an object changes it Aura has so much truth behind it because a painting, sculpture or a simple object changes because of the simple fact that the location has changed. The way you first intimate an object also had to do what your knowledge is. The paints or object make the Aura change because it comes mass productions yes the object might become more popular and well known but the meaning of that object changes because the setting are different then when the object was first made. This occurred with the Aztec calendar when the image was mass produced and you see it in so many places the object itself lost its aura because of the mass reproduction. This was made easy because of the invention of the camera now a days you see the image of the Aztec calendar in books, t-shirts, and may after things started to become more of a hit. The sculpture meaning was lost now people view as a piece of art without really knowing the meaning behind the object and how it was so important to an entire civilization. An entire meaning of an object can be altered because of this fact. Benjamin says that a duplicate is not as special as the original. As he also stated that you couldn’t reduplicated aura. As well as you could not relive that first experience and make it the same.
The aura of a painting or object will change because it is never the same as to when you first see the image the best experience you will have is when you view the image in person instead of seeing it in a photograph or any other place instead of the original setting and time of the creation. The location of the object tells a whole story by its own for example if the picture was taken during was and in the actual war the aura will be completely different then when you see it in a photograph will be different you will never have the same feeling that the actual person that took that image did. The aura of an object is so unique and cannot be redone it is pretty much a one-time thing. The aura of in image changed but sometimes it is not a bad thing because the more an image or object is seen it can be better understood by many but a lot of times that isn’t the case when an object is mass reproduced or photographed it loses its aura because that photograph will be in a completely different setting as to where the original object was in. The image of the calendar was adopted by cultures such as the modern Mexicans/Chicano to represent them. The image has also been used as a symbol of art. Objects change meaning after time because they are analyzed in depth but the aura will never be the same because a lot of things change, yes in my opinion an objects aura changes no matter what in a way the only person that has that true feeling is the creator it is something so unique.
Like the Aztec calendar many other important images and objects have lost their meaning and the aura is not the same. As Benjamin stated in his article an aura can never be replicated as an original image is not the same as a replica. The Aztec calendar has changed in time because it has been adopted by many people and used in different ways but the meaning behind it has changed and it doesn’t represent what it represented in its time the aura isn’t the same it is now seen as a piece of art because of time. This not only happens to objects and painting this can also be applied to many other things as life events and in history because it’s not the same experiencing it then when someone tells you about the event. In conclusion aura is the most unique thing in an image or an object it cannot be replicated.
My name is Raul Leal I am a student at CSUN and I am majoring in Manufacturing Systems Engineering .