"Francisco was having a bad day… and it didn’t help that owls are incredibly attracted to sadness."
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (El sueño de la razón produce monstruos) by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (c. 1797)
Okay, so no doubt that Goya was out of his gourd. He was mostly known for his crazy-time paintings like “Saturn Devouring His Son” and his political paintings like “The Third of May, 1808.” This, though, is an etching. One of many that he did in the late 18th century collectively called “Los Caprichos.” This is a self-portrait of Francisco being mighty sad surrounded by owls, the symbol for foolishness, and bats, the symbol for ignorance. Heavy.-LD

"Francisco was having a bad day… and it didn’t help that owls are incredibly attracted to sadness."

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (El sueño de la razón produce monstruosby Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (c. 1797)

Okay, so no doubt that Goya was out of his gourd. He was mostly known for his crazy-time paintings like “Saturn Devouring His Son” and his political paintings like “The Third of May, 1808.” This, though, is an etching. One of many that he did in the late 18th century collectively called “Los Caprichos.” This is a self-portrait of Francisco being mighty sad surrounded by owls, the symbol for foolishness, and bats, the symbol for ignorance. Heavy.
-LD