Dark Energy

1989

103.5 x 70.5 cm

Oil pastel and watercolour on Whatman paper.

Fireworks Portrait

1987

103.5 x 70.5 cm

Acrylic and oil pastel on Whatman paper .

Inner Bird Portrait

1987

103.5 x 70.5 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Her Waterself

1987

104 x 90.5 cm

Watercolour, oil pastel on Whatman paper

Nightwind

1987 – 89

104 x 70.5 cm

Acrylic and oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the Artist

After Liliane Lijn had completed the Woman of War and exhibited it with Lady of the Wild Things at the Venice Biennale, she began a series of oil pastel drawings called Inner Portraits. Lijn thought of these drawings as visualisations of her Self.

These drawings are midway between archetypal female images and a movement towards work in which Lijn looked directly at herself.

Photography by Plastiques.