Towards the end of the "Mother & Child" period, the father's presence emerges, adding to the mother & child duo. In the beginning, this is a suggested presence only.
Marie-Lydie Joffre continues to explore the Nude. She experiments with mixed techniques such as pastel and oil, pastel and marble powder. In contrast with those refined materials, she also likes to limit herself to rawer materials such as charcoal, red chalk or black chalk drawing on a white medium in the quest for authenticity.
The themes center upon the couple and the masculine body. Color plays a less important role; the works become more sculptural and more spontaneous.