Top 10 Art-Influenced Album Covers

Some music album covers are heavily influenced by famous paintings and you can see striking similarities if you check out the original arts.
This list isn't an accusation of rip-offs.

The Top Ten

1 Tango in the Night - Fleetwood Mac

This album cover art (1987) is actually Henri Rousseau’s Charmeuse De Serpent (1907).
Minus the lady. - Metal_Treasure

2 Turbulent Indigo - Joni Mitchell

This cover (1994) is a redux of Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889). - Metal_Treasure

3 She’s So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper

On the image you see the front cover. But the art I mean is on the back cover - there's a little girl and on the soles of her shoes is Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night (1889).
I think it's a very interesting idea. - Metal_Treasure

4 The Last of the Mohicans - Bow Wow Wow

The cover sleeve is a take on Edouard Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (1863). - Metal_Treasure

5 Movement - New Order

This album cover of 1981 is obviously inspired by Fortunato Depero’s Futurist poster from 1932 (they are almost identical) - Metal_Treasure

6 Rum, Sodomy & the Lash - The Pogues

It is almost like Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa (1819). - Metal_Treasure

7 De Stijl - The White Stripes

It's based on Piet Mondrian’s Composition With Red, Blue and Yellow (1930).
Without Blue and Yellow. - Metal_Treasure

8 Liebe ist für alle da - Rammstein

An album cover (2009) probably inspired by Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632). - Metal_Treasure

9 Lungs - Florence + the Machine

The idea of "wearing" your organs on the outside it probably taken from Frida Khalo’s The Two Fridas (1939) - Metal_Treasure

10 By All Means Necessary - Boogie Down Productions

The pose of KRS-One on this cover is a reference to a Malcolm X photo. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Pick of Destiny - Tenacious D

Based on Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam". - Martin_Canine

12 Zahltag - Gio

Based on the Lady Justice statue in Frankfurt, Germany. Only that on here, she is decapitated. - Martin_Canine

13 American Life - Madonna

Based on the infamous photograph of Che Guevara. - Martin_Canine

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