The Work

This painting shows two nude bodies with legs intertwined. The female body is painted in naturalistic colors. She wears a pink ribbon on her thigh, suggesting a garter. She hugs the back of the male figure, who is painted in blue, the same color as the background sky. Their two faces are hidden by a cape surrounding them, the color of which suggests rusty metal. The title of “charming country” seems ironic, because in spite of the blue sky, the landscape is a desert, with mysterious pink forms that resemble veins or dissected organs.

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