Top 10 Art-Influenced Album CoversMetal_Treasure 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.
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This album cover art (1987) is actually Henri Rousseau’s Charmeuse De Serpent (1907).
Minus the lady. - Metal_Treasure
This cover (1994) is a redux of Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889). - Metal_Treasure
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
The cover sleeve is a take on Edouard Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (1863). - Metal_Treasure
This album cover of 1981 is obviously inspired by Fortunato Depero’s Futurist poster from 1932 (they are almost identical) - Metal_Treasure
It is almost like Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa (1819). - Metal_Treasure
It's based on Piet Mondrian’s Composition With Red, Blue and Yellow (1930).
Without Blue and Yellow. - Metal_Treasure
An album cover (2009) probably inspired by Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632). - Metal_Treasure
The idea of "wearing" your organs on the outside it probably taken from Frida Khalo’s The Two Fridas (1939) - Metal_Treasure
The pose of KRS-One on this cover is a reference to a Malcolm X photo. - Metal_Treasure
Based on Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam". - Martin_Canine
Based on the Lady Justice statue in Frankfurt, Germany. Only that on here, she is decapitated. - Martin_Canine
Based on the infamous photograph of Che Guevara. - Martin_Canine
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