"The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" eraser
5 x 3.5 cm.
The print reproduced on this eraser is one of the most famous of the Caprichos: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Francisco de Goya, 1797-1799). The print reflects the world of nightmares: Goya does not convert reason into truth, and he refrains from judging the monsters. He simply shows them, presenting the world of the night that characterizes all of the Caprichos: a reversal of the day.