Sunday, March 1

The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters

Plate 43 of the 'Caprichos' prints, 1797-98.
Originally intended as an introductory self-portrait to a series of 'suenos' ('dreams'), this iconic print was published as part of the celebrated satirical 'Caprichos.' The central figure, surrounded by the swarming owls and bats, accurately symbolises an overarching theme of the 'Caprichos': the rise of monstrous forces when reason is absent. As such, it is emblematic of much of the content of the "Witches and Old Women" album. 
--British Museum, London

"Weird and creepy but I liked it."