This is a very preliminary start on an 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas. There is a great deal of unrest in the world and this is what’s happening in France. When we lived on Faubourg St. Antoine in Paris, just down the street from the Bastille, we saw many demonstrations. It seemed to be the locale where that sort of thing happened. The storming of the Bastille, July 14th 1789 was where the people rose up against their government and signalled the start of the French Revolution. A lot of people lost their heads then. This uprising began on November 17th 2018. The Gilets Jaunes are protesting rising fuel prices, the high cost of living, and the disproportionate tax burden that is falling on the backs of the working and middle classes. Why would I chose such a subject? I believe art must reveal the times in which we are living. So you will see the gorgeous, characteristic Parisian architecture of Haussmann from 1853 – 1870. The people are only roughed in.