"Amplexus" is the latin word for "embrace". In this painting, an intimate and soft moment reveals this Latin meaning through human desires in physical love. The sensual nude couple is cushioned by feathery leaves in cool tones of blue-green. The cool, rippled subjects draw our eyes to the touches of light on a woman's supple skin being grasped. The couple envelops one another until the figure becomes entwined from a state of passion and ecstasy.