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Album covers inspired by famous works of art.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Aris, Jan 28, 2015.

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  1. Aris

    Aris Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The cover of a record is the first image you associate with the music inside, the artwork is a crucial part of the overall aesthetic of the product, a question of advertising.
    The importance of cover design was such that some artists specialised or gained fame through their work but my aim here is allusions, imitations and even rip-off of famous works of art, anything is welcome... paintings, sculpture, movies, photos.

    Inspired by Jackson Pollock, the cover displays a work by John Squire.

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  2. Muddy

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  3. detroit muscle

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    Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feat (Titian)
    Jeff Beck Group - Beck-Ola (Magritte)
     
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  4. Em.

    Em. Forum Resident

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    Bow Wow Wow's "See Jungle!..."

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    ...was inspired by Le déjeuner sur l'herbe by Édouard Manet:

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  5. Lucidae

    Lucidae AAD

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    Speaking of Magritte...

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  8. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

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  9. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

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    I also detect an influence of Ad Reinhardt and Robert Rauschenberg in the cover of "Smell the Glove."
     
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  10. tolkev

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    The art is not all that famous but The Pogues Rum Sodomy & the Lash cover artwork is based on a painting by Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault The Raft of the Medusa (1819)

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  11. Aris

    Aris Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Off topic but the limited edition LP version was designed by Robert Rauschenberg.

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  12. Mr. Siegal

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  13. And this cover references...?
     
  14. Lucidae

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  15. Veltri

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    Mark Knopfler's Kill to Get Crimson uses Four Lambrettas and Three Portraits of Janet Churchman by John Bratby from 1958



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    The back of the gatefold completes the image.
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  16. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    Shout-out...Bob Seidemann!
     
  17. Rudi

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    Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion inspired by Raphael's fresco "School of Athens"
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  18. geo50000

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  19. zen

    zen Forum Resident

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    The Deep Purple Stormbringer cover art (as well as Siouxie & the Banshees' Tinderbox) was based on one of the most famous photos in the history of storm chasing.

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  20. Mal

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  21. Muddy

    Muddy Forum Resident

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    Am I going to get in trouble for posting that?
     
  22. Peter Pyle

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    Because the original Beatles cover IS a work of art, I give you....

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    Granted, it got relegated to the gatefold, but it was intended as the cover....
     
  23. Cronverc

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    The cover of Deep Purple '69 ("April") album actually is a segmented illustration from Hieronymus Bosch's painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights". The original painting is in color but picture on the cover is in monochrome due a printing error to the original layout, and the band opted to keep it this way.
     
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