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What about your Stendhal Syndrome?

Swooning in the presence of great art

Photo: Merzmensch

The life went out of me, and I walked in fear of falling.

TThis is how French writer Stendhal described his feelings during an encounter with fine (in his case Sacral) art — as OpenCulture quotes him in their recent essay. He was visiting Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence at…




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