"The gorgeous flesh of the nearly naked Savior, and the Magdalene's luxuriant blond hair and silk robes, do more to invite caresses than ward them off. The saint herself is looking awfully hands-on, with fingers tightly clutched around her golden jar of ointment or reaching out to grasp at her beloved Lord, who in turn is busy fingering the fine cloth he's wrapped in."
The Washington Post is getting a lot out of art today...
Ointment? Why not go all the way and call it lube?
But isn't this is a typical -- and, really, rather cornball -- way to try to get the public jazzed up about art? Oh, it's all so incredibly sexy! Why not wheel out Sister Wendy?