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Francisco de Goya
(*30. März 1746 Fuendetodos, Aragón, Spanien - †16. April 1828 Bordeaux)
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"El sueño de la razón produce monstruos.
The sleep of reason produces monsters.
"


Caption, plate 43 of Los Caprichos etching and aquatint, 1796-97; Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid; Robert Hughes: in Goya. Borzoi Book - Alfred Knopf, New York, 2003, p. 73
** The 'monsters' in this etching are bats and owls, flying around the sleeper in his dream