Art Discussion of Selim and Zuleika by Eugene Delacroix

Listen to the Story: 17 minutes

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I have come back to this lovely artwork again and again throughout my career. I’ve discussed this artwork dozens of times over the last 15 years, and I can’t believe I have never written about it on here before! It’s perfect for an art interpretation discussion, because it has tons of narrative, excellent usage of the elements of art and principles of design that help contribute to the meaning, and some great opportunities for fun detective work by the students…