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Stendhal syndrome: can art really be so beautiful it makes you ill?

Stendhal syndrome: can art really be so beautiful it makes you ill?

The Guardian - Jonathan Jones

A visitor to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has had a heart attack while contemplating Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. The man is recovering in hospital, but it is the latest apparent case of Stendhal syndrome, a medical condition specific to the Tuscan city in which people become ill after too …

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