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February 24, 2020
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The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

29 February—8 June 2020

Complementing the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters surveys the representation of monsters in European printmaking from the 15th through to the 19th centuries.


The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
29 February—8 June
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The title is taken from a work of the same name by Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya of an artist slumped over their desk, asleep, flanked by creatures of the night.

The exhibition will also feature etchings from Goya’s Los Caprichos (The Caprices) and Los Disparates (The Follies) alongside works by Albrecht Dürer, Jacques Callot, William Blake, and engravings based on the drawings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (see Gluttony above).

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