The Monsters of Reason

By | May 12th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #91|

El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos is an etching by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828). It was created within -and refers to - the Spanish Enlightenment. According to the usual interpretation of this piece, reason must guide fantasy to produce art; without reason, fantasy produces impossible monsters. Interestingly, both the image and the text show [...]