Top 10 Album Covers Featuring a Piece Of Art

I ranked the pieces of art (paintings) used for the covers and not the music of the albums.

The Top Ten

1 Blood Fire Death - Bathory

It features the painting Asgårdsreien (1872) by Peter Nicolai Arbo - Metal_Treasure

2 None So Vile - Cryptopsy

It features a painting by Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665): "Herodias, with head of John the Baptist". - Metal_Treasure

3 Fallen - Burzum

It features the painting Elegy (1899) by French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. - Metal_Treasure

4 Nightfall - Candlemass

It features Thomas Cole's painting "Old Age" (The Voyage of Life), 1842 - Metal_Treasure

5 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

An album cover of 2008 that features a painting of 1559 - Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The original artwork is known by many names: Flemish Proverbs, The Blue Cloak or The Topsy Turvy World. - Metal_Treasure

6 Punishment for Decadence - Coroner

It features a portion of "Der Tod als Würger" by German painter Alfred Rethel - Metal_Treasure

7 The Divinity of Oceans - Ahab

It features the painting The Raft of the Medusa, by French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault. - Metal_Treasure

8 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

I mean the picture on the wall. Do Led Zeppelin fans know who painted it? - Metal_Treasure

9 Lonesome Echo - Jackie Gleason

This is an original album cover but it was created by Salvador Dalí himself so I guess it counts. Salvador Dalí created it for the purposes of this album because Jackie Gleason was a friend of his. - Metal_Treasure

10 Moving Pictures - Rush

The pictures they are moving are pieces of art (but they aren't moving famous paintings, such as Mona Lisa 😊 so I can't put them higher) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Hvis Lyset Tar Oss - Burzum

It features Theodor Kittelsen's Fattigmannen - Metal_Treasure

12 Blessed Are the Sick - Morbid Angel

It features "Les Trésors de Satan" by Jean Delville, Belgian symbolist painter. - Metal_Treasure

13 Filosofem - Burzum

It features artwork by Theodor Kittelsen (1857-1914) named Op under Fjeldet toner en Lur (Norwegian for "Up in the Hills a Clarion Call rings out"). - Metal_Treasure

14 Per Un Amico - Premiata Forneria Marconi
15 Angel Witch - Angel Witch
16 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
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