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Heads in a Landscape[1] is, in all probability, the fifteenth Black Painting. It became separated from the other paintings in the collection and is now in the collection of Stanley Moss in New York.

It depicts a landscape with a mountain the background, in the lower right corner, five people appear in the picture plane and look at the viewer. The uncanniness resides in the fact that the five people are somehow not a part of the painting.

It depicts a landscape, with in the bottom right five people, suspiciously looking around the corner, out of the painting, to us, the spectators, intruders in their world. The painting seems to be a window through which we can look in, but the inhabitants of this landscape can (and do) also look out. [2]

It is on the cover of Mysteries of the Rectangle (2005) by Siri Hustvedt.



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