Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal's syndrome, hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly beautiful or a large amount of art is in a single place. The term can also be used to describe a similar reaction to a surfeit of choice in other circumstances, e.g. when confronted with immense beauty in the natural world.

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People have referred to the Stendhal syndrome when I shared the powerful feeling that shook me during my first stay in Venice, but I don’t fully agree, as this one is about Florence (specifically Santa Croce if I remember well), and Venice is so unique, so strange, that it couldn’t be compared to any other city. For me, the very intense surreal impression comes from the geographical situation of the city : when one land in San Marco, it is from the Laguna that one comes from, and the water…

People have referred to the Stendhal syndrome when I shared the powerful feeling that shook me during my first stay in Venice, but I don’t fully agree, as this one is about Florence (specifically Santa Croce if I remember well), and Venice is so unique, so strange, that it couldn’t be compared to any other city. For me, the very intense surreal impression comes from the geographical situation of the city : when one land in San Marco, it is from the Laguna that one comes from, and the water…

Stendhal syndrome - Wikipedia

Stendhal syndrome - Wikipedia

ON VIEW: KATRIN FRIDRIKS' STENDHAL SYNDROME http://www.widewalls.ch/katrin-fridriks-stendhal-syndrome-circle-culture-gallery-exhibition-pictures/ #CircleCultureGallery #Berlin #KatrinFridriks #exhibition #contemporary #art

On View: Katrin Fridriks' Stendhal Syndrome

Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin is currently showing Stendhal Syndrome a solo show by the Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks

Scientists investigate Stendhal Syndrome - fainting caused by great art  - Telegraph

Scientists investigate Stendhal Syndrome - fainting caused by great art

Scientists investigate Stendhal Syndrome - fainting caused by great art - Telegraph

ON VIEW: KATRIN FRIDRIKS' STENDHAL SYNDROME http://www.widewalls.ch/katrin-fridriks-stendhal-syndrome-circle-culture-gallery-exhibition-pictures/ #CircleCultureGallery #Berlin #KatrinFridriks #exhibition #contemporary #art

On View: Katrin Fridriks' Stendhal Syndrome

Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin is currently showing Stendhal Syndrome a solo show by the Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks

Heydihoh ! Voici l'épisode 2 de Stendhal Syndrome ! Après moult recherches et compulsion d'archives perdues, voici Escher et son Relativity... N'hésitez pas ...

Heydihoh ! Voici l'épisode 2 de Stendhal Syndrome ! Après moult recherches et compulsion d'archives perdues, voici Escher et son Relativity... N'hésitez pas ...

Stendhal (aka Florence) Syndrome [2011] by Alistair Gentry. This recorded performance lecture both discusses and simulates the psychiatric/psychosomatic condition in which people are mentally and physically overwhelmed by looking at art. Only representational art causes Stendhal Syndrome: abstract, conceptual, installation and other forms of contemporary art have never been known to do so. The Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and the Vatican are all prime sites for Stendhal Syndrome.

This recorded performance lecture discusses and simulates the psychiatric/psychosomatic condition in which people are mentally and physically overwhelmed by looking…

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On View: Katrin Fridriks’ Stendhal Syndrome | WideWalls | Urban & Contemporary Art Resource

On View: Katrin Fridriks' Stendhal Syndrome

Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin is currently showing Stendhal Syndrome a solo show by the Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks

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