“It is true that my art subtly criticises the emptiness of the vainglorious lifestyle of those indulging in luxurious dinner parties, but at the same time my paintings show that these luscious ladies are having a rather good time,”
says Duijsens. “And in a way it is self-mockery, because I have to admit that I sometimes also find myself at these kinds of parties.” Her images of big ladies in gala dresses and red lipstick, always depicted at a rather unflattering
angle, were first sold in the luxurious department store de Bijenkorf.

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