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Co Westerik

Men’s Lower Legs, 1980

The lower legs of men of a certain age are an aesthetic and erotic taboo. That is why stylists dictate that this milky-white terra incognita be permanently covered with stockings. Socks are too short for that, brothers in arms! Co Westerik, expert by experience, zooms in on the thorny issue like a m ... edical image. The trouser leg and brogue on the left: fine! On the right is a bare leg with what appear to be varicose veins resembling dry creeks on a distant planet. These were observed by Co Westerik – and did not go unnoticed. Long-term loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency Text: Chris Reinewald From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel
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Co Westerik
Men’s Lower Legs
Oil and tempera on canvas on panel
83.5 x 100.5 cm (h x w)
Type of object
© Pictoright

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