Monday, August 06, 2007

Stendahl Syndrome or "How Wang-Fo Was Saved"

Another condition similar to Jerusalem Syndrome is Stendhal Syndrome.

Also an animated film which some of my visitors may find interesting:

How Wang Fo was Saved (Part 1)


How Wang Fo was Saved (Part 2)

The subject matter is juicily ironic given the presentation medium...


Blogger The back of the hill said...

Based on a story by Marguerite Yourcenar.....

Whom I first read over twenty-five years ago. I have not read her lately. But I have all her books.

I think I'll leaf through them again tonight.

August 06, 2007 6:38 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Yes, based on a story from the "Oriental Tales" by Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerck de Crayencour (Yourcenar)

Damn, you are a well read little Dutchman!

August 06, 2007 7:09 PM  
Blogger Tobie said...

Wow....I have to think about that clip a lot longer before I decide how I feel about it...

August 07, 2007 1:30 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

I'm not sure that the Stendahl Syndrome is exactly what the boy meant when he said "They're not the sort of people to get lost in a painting." The
Stendahl syndrome sounds like symptoms of shock or being overwhelmed. People who get lost in a painting aren't dizzy or fainting - they're actually inside the painting, living it and trying to figure it out. It is an interesting commentary on the value of the aesthetic though.

August 07, 2007 2:36 AM  

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