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florence sculpture

Some random samples of sculpture from the overwhelming open-air museum that is Florence... So overwhelming, in fact, that the city has been known to induce Stendhal syndrome, after the French writer Stendhal who suffered from it on visiting Santa Croce. In his own words:

Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty ... I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations ... Everything spoke so vividly to my soul. Ah, if I could only forget. I had palpitations of the heart, what in Berlin they call 'nerves.' Life was drained from me. I walked with the fear of falling.
Florence sculpture - 1

Florence sculpture - 2

Florence sculpture - 3

reclining figure

The biggest impact of seeing the exhibition of Fritz Wotruba at the sculpture museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen was a new appreciation of one of his works not present: his 'Reclining Figure' on the Westersingel in Rotterdam. … Read the full post »

two comments

I think the thing that impresses tourists the most when they visit Florence are Firstly the amount of sculptures and art in the open, and secondly the quality.
Isn't Florence fantastic?
Salute from Florence

marcus, florence Italy (URL), 20-05-’09 12:15

hi marcus,

definitely true - tho i would add, thirdly, the number of tourists ;)

another thing that struck me: why are there no trees in florence? In the center it's all stone, no green (except in courtyards) - why is that?


bv (URL), 23-05-’09 01:38

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