Dali made this painting to warn the soldiers against venereal diseases during the second world war. I guess they had other things on their mind.
At the dark horizon, a sinister skull appears to the horseman.
The buildings look like a skull from a distance, the priests being the teeth. The buildings are also ambiguous : you can see them as a blok or as hollow, depending on how you look at them.
In a beautiful yet rather creepy landscape, the beholder begins to have an uneasy feeling ... What horrible secret is hidden in these woods ? This painting is part of the Deadwood series.