The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
“Goya imagined himself asleep amid his drawing tools, his reason dulled by sleep and bedeviled by creatures that prowl in the dark. The artist’s nightmare reflected his view of Spanish society, which he portrayed as demented, corrupt, and ripe for ridicule.” – http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/18.64.43
I have been learning in my art history class about how painters in the 1800s used their skills to convey very important political ideas. Theodore Gericault tried to show the ugly side of the corrupt French government in The Raft of the Medusa and Jaques-Louis David painted several paintings to strongly encourage the French people in the direction on a democracy.
I wonder if art can be used in the same manner today? I shall try to create art that is not only interesting to look at but also has deep meaning.