A fading nude figure of a woman painted by Iliana in one of her sleepless nights. It might be fading in the night or in the emotions of love or fear. It is naked both as body and soul, and alone in the night. Very tender and erotic.
“The erotic instinct is something questionable, and will always be so whatever a future set of laws may have to say on the matter. It belongs, on the one hand, to the original animal nature of man, which will exist as long as man has an animal body. On the other hand, it is connected to the highest forms of the spirit. But it blooms only when the spirit and instinct are in true harmony.”, said Carl Jung
All paintings of Iliana elicit a very strong both emotional and spiritual impression. Whether negative or positive, this an indication that it is impacting the unconscious. As a very evolved and mature contemporary artist, the paintings of Iliana are always a good investment, as well as very fine art objects. As she starts painting only when she is moved by a deep emotion, besides being very sensual, her art is expressing all variation of human emotions – love, sadness, anger, excitement, misery, hunger for life, lust, sexuality, joy, fear.
A work of art that features the nude body or erotic imagery, is an opportune vehicle towards observing one’s relationship to sexuality, instinctual energy, and the associated archetypal forces.