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“Pent-up Sighs” was installed by Dutch artist Anke Kuypers in the Museum Smallingerland, Drachten, as part of her exhibit In Kleur (In Color), from 24 February to 11 April, 2001.
From the exhibition catalogue: “The title ‘Pent-up Sighs’ is taken from the book Roman Blood by Steven Saylor. Where Anke Kuypers explores the boundaries of color and space in visual matter, Steven Saylor is the master of the word, evoking the image of space in which a transparent curtain underlines the delicate atmosphere in the room as opposed to the hard and cruel reality of the Roman world.
From chapters 3 and 4 of Roman Blood: