Florence Fever #humor #travel #art #Italy by Barb Taub

Photography/Art Travel vacation

Art Attack!

In 1817, a young French writer, Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842), better known by his pen name, Stendhal, went to see art in Florence, and lost his shit.

I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Florence, close to the great men whose tombs I had seen. Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty … I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations …

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