“Stendhal syndrome…is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art.”
I experienced this once. It was in the Louvre, in a huge gallery filled w/the works of Peter Paul Rubens. I was…transported.
I knew before I went to Vienna that two of my favourite artists were well-represented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Rubens was one of them.