Putting words to images


The Argentine surrealist Leonor Fini painted L’entre deux (The Intimate Couple) in 1967 but it looks thoroughly modern.

She uses Klimt-like colours to depict two androgynous figures dressed only in sensual veils, silks and satins. There are sexier than they would be if totally nude.

There is a thrill of expectation as the blond looks to be contemplating cunnilingus as the redhead reclines seductively on a luxurious chaise longue.

The boudoir scene leaves just enough to the imagination to make the obvious sexual content more playful than pornographic.

I like the muted tones and the languid poses of the two figures. There is no hurry here and the absence of explicit detail gives a subtle delicacy to the erotic scene.