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The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Etching, Aquatint on laid paper. 1797 - 1799
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Etching, Aquatint on laid paper. 1797 - 1799
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

This print marks the beginning of a new series of compositions intended mainly to excoriate the ignorance of the common people, the vices of monks and the stupidity of the great. The superstitious beliefs still widespread among the people at that time, and encouraged by monks, furnished Goya with considerable subject matter. The present print reflects the world of nightmares: Goya does not convert

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