november 2014 030

This acrylic painting on watercolour paper is mounted on masonite  board. It was inspired, even patterned after, Eugène Délacroix’s masterpiece ‘Liberty Leading the People’ . In the place of the rifle bearing rough hero, is the protester  walking his dog; the drummer replaces  the Liberty  figure in the original,  and the boy  drumming in the background takes the place of the pistol-carrying boy in Delacroix’s work.