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December 2017

STENDHAL SYNDROME

Saturday 2nd December 2017 @ 12:00 pm - Wednesday 28th February 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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A SURFEIT OF CULTURE OPEN SAT / SUN 12 – 4PM THROUGHOUT THE WINTER MONTHS Stendhal syndrome is a disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to too much culture/art. 19th-century French author Stendhal (pseudonym of Marie-Henri Beyle) described his experience with the phenomenon during his 2017 visit to Hull: “I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Hull …absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty……

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