"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
You'll never know the exact meaning of this enigma... 'el sueno de la razon..': el sueno? 'The sleep of reason', in the most famous version, ... or 'the dream of reason?'. Spanish word 'sueno' lives in this capital ambiguity.Goya the enlighted painter, the illuministic artist could easily express this sentence: 'the sleep, the guilty absence of reason could cause monstruosities' ...but if we'd explain as: the extreme use of reason, which will bring to new discoveries, new inventions... the atomic bomb, the precise calcule that create a new threat.. I think this version is accettable, too, and perhaps more subtle and precise...(PS: the english language I used above is quite semplicistic and maybe not grammatical... I'm sorry)
The interpretation I bring to this painting is the Cartesian one that all our senses could be just illusiory but our carefully sharpened powers of logic and reason cannot lie to us?
The interpretation I bring to this piece is that in the Cartesian way all our senses could be fictitious but that our powers of reason and logic can be relied upon.
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