Initially you seem to be looking at just another clichéd landscape painting, but then you discover the branches are squared and things become more interesting. Is this perhaps a recently discovered late Mondrian painting in which the master of abstraction returned to his landscape painting roots? Or was the tree transported in a square box, before it was planted there to satisfy our longing for a natural landscape? The squared tree leaves you with the uncanny feeling that the naturalness we habitually indulge in, is merely an illusion presented by a system that aims to remain invisible itself. Our peculiar image of the week was created by Persijn Broersen & Margit Lucács.

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