The Vision of the Sibyll, Hans Burgkmair, German, 1520
'He dreamt that he stood in a shadowy court', The Hunting of the Snark, ILLUSTRATION BY HENRY HOLIDAY
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02. a French
seventeenth century broadsheet satirising pretensions of the time to
curing the deranged mind - a patient's head is poked into an oven not
unlike an alchemical vessel and the ferment of his fantasies belches
forth. Another patient shits out his fantasies in a commode.
02. Etching by Francisco Goya, published 1799 - "El Sueno de la razon produce monstruos" .The sleep of reason begats monsters. Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of their wonders." For a painter who worked so obsessively at evoking the spectral and dreamlike, the caption may be appear as a warning to self.