In the painting I wanted to make an abstract structure of these massive group of women. Therefore, I decided to paint with a broad brush so the women would appear like skin coloured brush strokes. I painted fluent and rhythmical patterns of skin strokes. It also reminds me of James Ensor and how he paints masses of people. When the masses are so huge, it is challenging to paint and the best solution is to make a rhythmical pattern of it.
The painting is also about improvisation and the playfulness of painting like an impressionist painting. The painting looks like one structure of paint, the paint whirls over the whole painting. Background and figures in the middle ground dissolve in each other. The huge group of figures seems to expand endlessly outside the frame of the painting, because of the rhythmical repetition. And even the background seems to expand.
The painting shows the huge amount of people we see in city life. And it is also about voyeurism. But it is the rhythmical whirling, the dance of the painting, the speed of improvisation which makes this painting special.