Stendhal moment

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Ryan
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Stendhal moment

Post by Ryan » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:52 am

â–ª Stendhal moment: a moment of sheer awe, of brilliance. often induced by being overwhelmed upon setting sights on a piece of art.

There is also Stendhal syndrome. When someone is so impressed and in awe of something of artistic value that they start to show manical syntoms. Patients sometimes even become aggressive.

Ex) When i entered the gallery yappin' away with my friends, I stopped dead in my tracks. the show was incredible, and the first piece to greet me upon entry was the most exquisite sight i'd ever seen. My chest tightened and solar plexus sucked in, my heart ached. it was definitely a stendhal moment.
Ex) After he saw the painting 'Who's afraid of red yellow and blue?' he maniacally attacked the painting and stabbed it several times and thus developed the stendhal syndrome.

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