Artists of the Day-Mohammed Salem +Eugene Delacroix (click on image to view individually)

For years I co-taught a high school world history course with a friend. One of the ways we looked at history was through art…how the art of a period reflected the social, political events and changes. Yesterday she sent me this photo by Mohammed Salem from the NYT. She commented…”Wouldn’t Delacroix be pleased.” Did Salem know of Delacroix’ painting? Was there an instant where he knew? Does he just have an amazing eye…and incredible bravery? It is a spectacular photo and also timeless. It connects emotionally in an instant!