A woman and man sit side-by-side on a bench. The artist hasn’t given us much information about them – but does tell us (in the title of the work) that they are a king and queen. The woman sits quietly with her hands on her lap and seems to be looking away from the man.
What is she thinking? What are they talking about? Why have they got bare feet? Perhaps they are on holiday and have taken off their shoes and socks to feel the soft sand…What do you think their story is?
Visit Tate Britain in London to see an exhibition of Henry Moore’s sculpture and find out more about the artist. His work is on display there from 24 February – 8 August 2010.