Inlander was fascinated with windows. Many of his paintings use windows to reflect on human vision, how we see and what moves us. This window/portrait was created in a studio he had in a beautiful part of Anticoli. It burned down in the 1970’s. There is a small piazza named after Inlander in the village, which fondly remembers him as “Diavolo” or the devil for the many years he spent there. He was a man with an outsized and intense personality. People still talk about him even though he died in 1983.
Inlander painted many portraits and self-portraits. He was fascinated with the human face, its nuances, subtle differences in expression and demeanor between different people. He looked for ways to present real expressions but not to the point of an exhaustive realism. This is a portrait of a woman who once lived in Anticoli Corrado, Italy.