Stanley Kubrick's art world influences
By David Ng
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Francisco Goya( Wikimedia Commons )
An etching by Francisco Goya, "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters," circa 1799.
Kubrick is believed to have modeled the shot of Jack asleep at his writing desk on an 18th century etching by Francisco Goya -- "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters." The original Stephen King novel begins with a series of epigraphs, one of which is the very title of the Goya etching.