Stendhal Syndrome: Can Art Destroy Us?
Stendhal Syndrome: "A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give weight in one's life...There is an urge to say, 'I was here, I saw this, and it mattered to me." -Alain de Botton
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