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Pebble Art: Painting, On the Rocks!

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Who says you need an expensive canvas to channelize the artist in you? You can produce your creations on the inexpensive and ubiquitous pebble. All you need to do is spend some time picking the right pebble for your creation, one that is smooth, flat and reasonably proportionate. After you’ve found your diamond in the rough, it’s time to start beautifying it. Begin by smoothing rough patches with sand paper. Then, choose a marker or acrylic colours to commence your artwork. However, to ensure the longevity of your painting, we suggest you bring your efforts to a close by applying a layer of sealant over your painting. Use these painted pebbles to decorate your room or give them away as gifts to art lovers and beach bums!

Here are a few examples to inspire you:

Artist Yana Khachikyan uses this humble canvas to paint birds, underwater creatures and scenic landscapes.

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Artist Elspeth McLean creates perfectly symmetrical and colourful mandalas on smooth, round pebbles.



If serious artwork is not what interests you, why not try something a little whimsical, like a favourite cartoon character or childhood monster?



Paint an inspiring word or phrase for some workplace motivation!


The Therapeutic Value of Pharma Art

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Artists have always striven to push boundaries, whether through their art or through the mediums used to create art. Centuries ago, paint and stone were the go-to mediums for artists of the time. Gradually, other mediums like film, sound, light and even sand and dust were tapped into. Today, artists are using their own bodies to create art. This proves that an imaginative mind can transform any material into art. In this article, we explore art made from a rather unusual material – prescription pills – and strive to explain why these pieces are not only aesthetically significant, but intellectually stimulating as well.

We pop prescription pills into our systems frequently and at times, mindlessly. Even if you’re not unfortunate enough to have to swallow a handful of these colourful life-prolongers every day, you surely turn to them when you have a splitting headache or the flu or even when you want to enjoy an undisturbed snooze on flight. We rarely stop to think what these pills do to our immune systems or how they impact our ability to bear pain and discomfort. Thanks to medical science, we now have a pill for everything. A pill to make you happy, a pill to make you sleepy, a pill to kill pain and a pill to make you feel sane. Blue pills, pink pills, orange pills and red pills, there’s something in every colour, shape and size. A group of artists are trying to depict our dependence on prescription drugs by creating artworks using a host of pills and other items related to medicines. These artworks, although aesthetically pleasing have a discomforting symbolic value because they show us how entangled our lives have become with these potent pellets. Here are some artists who’ve created intriguing artworks that embody these theme.

Artist Jason Mecier seeks to highlight drug addiction problems faced by celebrities through his artwork. He uses tons of colourful pills to create 3D portraits of celebrities. Many celebrities have lost their lives to drug addiction while many are still living with the problem.


Chemical X, a fitting pseudonym for an artist who creates his masterpieces from ecstasy pills draws attention to the emotional effects of the drug through his artwork.


Joanna Rajkowski aims to comment on the numbing power of painkillers by creating machine guns from powdered painkillers.


Bryan Lewis Saunders takes a slightly different approach as he doesn’t use the tangible drug to create art, but creates art when under the influence of various drugs. This shows the effect various drugs have on our cognitive, behavioral and motor skills.

This is a self-portrait made after consuming 1/2 gram cocaine.


Artist Mark Quinn created a series of sculptures of people who depended heavily on medicines for their survival. The sculptures were not made from stone or clay but from a mixture created by mixing the specific medicines each person relied on with resin!

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When Street Art becomes Smart Art

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Street art is not just about being beautiful, it’s about making a statement. Something catchy, rebellious or even risque is what’s preferred. Also, since you end up painting on walls, stray objects on the streets, you don’t always get a smooth canvas to showcase your art. You have to be resourceful and make the most of what you have. Some really clever artists use the unsightly details in the vicinity to create captivating, humorous images.

This intelligent piece transforms a stray water pipe into a straw!

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Anyone who’s loved Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ cannot not marvel at this art work!

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The difference such a small drawing can create!

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Spidey swings from a crack in the wall!

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Isn’t this the perfect way to teach math problems?

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Hope we see something like this is the city too, right?

Bandra’s Chapel Road has a lot of street art too. Check out these little-known wonders here: Chapel Road: The Most Badass Lane in Bandra!

QTube Café: One of the Most Unique Cafés in Mumbai

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Ten minutes away from Bandra station, adjacent to the conspicuous Wildcraft showroom, one spies a new addition in the shops that line the sidewalk on S.V. Road. Nestled between two furniture stores lies a bright board, displaying a logo that reminds you of an activity you’re all too familiar with – train travelling. Only, instead of announcing the name of a station, the blue rectangle spells ‘QTube Café.’ A peek inside this glass-walled café reveals a comfortable setup and even in this one glance, you can tell that this is no conventional coffee shop.


Inside the café, three colourful bookcases line one of the walls. The shelves are stacked with options that would delight any bibliophile. From fictional masterpieces to massive volumes on architecture to informative essays on business trends to intriguing biographical works, a host of options greet the glance of the avid reader. (Lookout for some delightful offerings like ‘Jest in Time’ – a book that compiles the best illustrations of India’s top cartoonists, ‘DJing for Dummies,’ and an interesting publication that strives to familiarize the reader with the habits and habitat of the mighty Gir Lion!)

If reading isn’t your idea of having fun (it’s understandable) there is a pile of board games to explore. From scrabble, to Business to Jenga to the always enjoyable UNO, you can pull out any game and battle it out with your friends.


As you manoeuvre through the seating, you immediately find your eyes scanning the walls, for almost every wall in the café is decorated with an interesting objet d’art. Whether it’s the music album-themed clocks, a trippy Pink Floyd doodle or a set of humorous Mario Miranda prints, there’s a lot that delights the eye of the art-lover.

The seating in the café is comfortable and functional. There’s the table and chair set up to facilitate intimate conversation while the high table, lined with tall chairs is perfect for those who wish to read or dive into some work. It’s also the perfect place to recharge a dying battery for the table is lined with multiple charging ports. There’s no such thing as too many charging ports, right? Apart from these, you can also choose to slump into one of the comfy beanbags strewn around.


If the physical description of this café hasn’t intrigued you, we don’t blame you. For there are cafés that offer a similar ambience. But, what sets QTube Café apart is the fact that it doesn’t offer food. We’re kidding (it still doesn’t offer food, but that’s not what sets it apart) Firstly, at QTube, there’s a lot that’s offered out of love, that is, without any charge. This applies to the coffee served, W-Fi access, the books, the games as well as a set of musical instruments. Although you can’t take any of these home, you’re free to tinker around with whatever delights you while inside the café. You might just end up spending hours here without shelling out a penny!

Another reason why QTube Café is unique in the world of coffee shops is because it also functions as an arts incubation centre, a performance café if you may. Every day, an interesting line-up of events is planned for patrons. From live music/theatre/dance performances to exhibitions to workshops to open mics and meetups, a host of interesting performing art-related events are hosted here. Anyone with an interest in such activities can come participate, without having to pay an entry fee of any kind. Quite a cool initiative, isn’t it?


Feel free to play any of the instruments lying around.

The best news, though, is reserved for artists in the city; those creative souls who are always on the lookout for venues that’ll host them and their work. We all know how difficult such venues are to come by, especially if you aren’t interested in shelling out too much cash. Here’s where QTube Café comes to the rescue. The Café is designed to function as an artist-friendly space, a welcoming space that can be used by artists to showcase their talents. To achieve this motive, QTube Café invites artists in the city to use this space to promote their work, and not a penny is charged from them. So, all an artist needs to do is give the team a call and mention how he or she wishes to use the space. The artist is given a feasible slot and just like that a performance/exhibition/poetry reading or anything else can be hosted here!

Isn’t this a really unique initiative? If this creative café has made you curious, come visit the café so that you can enjoy the wonderful ambiance, while also treating yourself to some interesting performances. Come to sip some coffee, have a chat, relax and recharge!

If you are an artist and would like to grab this opportunity, give us a call on 022 – 26401645. Or, you could also write to us at and tell us how you wish to use the space. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can and help you host an event here.

QTube Café is an initiative by Quantum AMC and is powered by NSPA (Natural Streets for Performing Arts) Foundation.

Minimalist Ganesha Tattoos Perfect for this Festive Season

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Some people like getting tattoos because they think it’s a cool thing to do. However, some get them done because they believe strongly in something and wish to have a visual representation of this something inscribed permanently on their bodies. It served as a reminder to them through their lives. Many opt for spiritual tattoos, and substitute a loved ones name with the name of the Divine. And why not, for such a tattoo will always remind you to lead a good life and to trust your maker when the times are hard. Since we’re celebrating Ganesha’s return right now, let’s look up some neat Ganesha tattoos you could get done. What better way to show your joy at his return than by getting one of these soon, right?

This cute little tattoo looks delicate and elegant and will look pretty on your wrist, nape of your neck, ankle, below your collarbone or behind your ear. Its minimalistic feel adds an air of mystery and the curvaceous lines infuse grace.

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This shaded tattoo has a stenciled appeal and is perfect for broad, flat areas like on your shoulder blade or even your arm. Its careful detailing looks attractive and gives the image definition.

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This delicate design has feminine appeal. The curved stem of the flower forms a tusk and this along with the eye tells the viewer that there is more to the tattoo than meets the eye.

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Curvy lines are arranged creatively to form an outlined image of Lore Ganesha. Another delicate tattoo, this is perfect for your ankle, finger, nape of your neck and collarbone.

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Why get a ring when a ring tattoo can look so much cooler? This compact piece of art is perfect for your finger and beautifies your hand too. Make sure you go to a good artist though, for it’s important that the design is well-arranged as per the width of your finger.


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Awe-inspiring Sculptures from around the World

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Sculptures are intriguing creations because they give us a glimpse into the mind of the sculptor. These tangible works of art embody unique perceptions and challenge us to look at the world differently. A single creation offers us so much to explore; firstly its boundary-pushing symbolism and then, its technical and visual brilliance, which stands as testimony to the artist’s skill. Every sculpture is unique in its message and this is why, it becomes almost impossible to select a “best” creation. However, there are some sculptures that move you more than the rest and for you, these become personal favourites. Here is our list of favourite sculptures from around the world.

The Force of Nature – Lorenzo Quinn

Lorenzo Quinn overturns the image of Mother Nature as the protective life-giver by imagining her as a tempestuous woman hurling the planet and all its contents around in circles. He does this to remind us of the brute force of nature and what the human race stands to encounter if it fails to protect and preserve her. The destruction caused by hurricanes in Thailand, Southern U.S. and other places in the world inspired him to visualize this unsettling masterpiece.

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The Veiled Christ – Giuseppe Sanmartino

This is, perhaps, one of the finest sculptures in the world. The limp figure of a lifeless Christ lies on a futon. The two cushions meant to support his head fail to prevent it from drooping to the side. At the feet of the bed lie the instruments responsible for his suffering and death. The most striking aspect of this sculpture, however, is the flimsy veil draped over the body. So realistic is this veil that one feels like it will leave its resting place if greeted by a gust of wind. The perfectly-detailed creases and folds lend a fluid quality to the veil and its silken translucence can be gauged from the anatomical details it reveals. It take a very inspired hand to create so life-like a sculpture, especially from a single block of marble!




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Vicissitude – Jason DeCaires Taylor

This is a very interesting sculpture because, to begin with, it is located underwater. The creation presents a circle of cement-made children, linked to each other by clasped hands. The artist, himself a lover of the ocean and all that lives in it, strives to underline the relationship that exists between man and the environment. Just like his statutes that, over time, effect the underwater ecosystem by aiding the proliferation of coral reefs and marine life, similarly, man, through his growth and advancement impacts society in a transformative way. Also, just as the ocean erodes, corrodes and transforms the statutes over time, an individual is similarly moulded, and transformed by society. Thus, Jason uses his sculpture to comment on growth, chance and transformation, three important factors that effect and impact a person’s life.


Shoes on the Danube – Gyula Pauer & Can Togay

This incredibly moving memorial is located on the eastern bank of the river Danube. The artwork serves as a reminder of a shameful time in history, when anti-Semitic atrocities were perpetrated on countless civilians. During World War II, the Army Cross militia had shot and killed several Jewish civilians at this very spot. Victims were asked to stand on the bank facing the river. They were then instructed to take off their shoes. A firing squad opened fire from behind so that bodies tumbled into the Danube and got swept away in its current. The 60 bronze shoes designed by the artists are of different sizes and styles and speak of the heartless nature of the killings, where no one was spared, not even little children.



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People of the River – Chong Fah Cheong

Located on the historical Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, the sculpture pays tribute to the early residents of the city, who shared a close relationship with the river. They depended on the river for water, for their livelihoods and even simple things, like a refreshing dip on a hot day. Children would often dive into the river and enjoy a cool swim. The artist freezes this moment in time so that we can all appreciate the simplicity and carefreeness of a lost time.



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So, which sculptures rank high on your list of favourites?

Fancy Artwork made from Everyday Objects

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Walk into the studio of an artist and you’ll rightly feel like you’ve entered the Room of Requirement. Paraphernalia required for their art will be found strewn on the table, floor, walls and almost every inch of space available. And they don’t have just one tool for a task, they have multiple tools for multiple tasks. Such fully-armed studios always make upcoming artists feel strangely inferior and ill-prepared. However, springing up in the art world are a set of artists who seem to be staunch supporters of the idiom ‘less is more.’ To drastically reduce the requirement for too many tools, they’ve begin creating art from everyday objects, or objects easily found in their vicinity. Their resourceful style is rather inspiring because it shows us that an artist doesn’t need a fancy studio or tonnes of equipment to bring to life a creation. All one needs is a fertile imagination, presence of mind and of course, dedication. Here are a list of creations made from everyday objects. We hope this list inspires you to make better use of all that you find in your surroundings!

Sticky Note Art

Ben Bruker is just a regular office goer like you and I, but yet, something he did makes him stand out from the crowd. Irked by the depressingly plain walls in his office, he decided to spice things up by decorating the walls with images of superheroes. But, being the creative soul that he is, he didn’t use paints or posters to achieve this. Instead he used something easily available in all offices – Sticky notes! He and his colleagues stuck 8.024 post-it notes to create a series of pixelated superhero portraits. Here’s how they look:

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Image courtesy: Bored Panda Art

Cassette Tape Art

Ours is the generation of e-music. We hardly use CDs anymore. However, there was a time when cassettes ruled the roost. If you’re left with a carton-load of cassettes, don’t throw them away. Take a page out of artist Erika Iris Simmons book and use them to make artwork instead. Here’s what she does with these vintage wonders.

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Dirty Car Art

We’ve all seen those sometimes-cheesy-sometimes-lewd messages scrawled on dust-coated car glasses, right? Graphic designer Scott Wade takes this hobby to a whole different level by creating praise-worthy art on this dusty canvas. He uses his fingertips, twigs and paintbrushes to create spectacular patterns and designs.

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Shadow Art

Remember how, as kids, we would create shapely shadows by holding our fingers and hands in creative positions. As we grew old, instead of refining this process most of us simply gave it up. But, not artists like Kumi Yamashita and Fred Eerdekens. These smart souls creatively position objects such that their shadows form interesting shapes, like human figures, words or places. Here’s some of Kumi Yamashita’s artwork:


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Coffee Table Art

Our hot cup of liquid happiness is usually paired with some kind of snack, maybe a granola biscuit or a slice of cake. Most of us are quite clumsy at the table and we end up leaving behind traces of our meal in the form of spills and crumbs. Artist Cinzia Bolognesi is no stranger to human clumsiness but instead of wiping up the mess, she uses the besmirched table to create art! She also adds fruits, flowers and nuts to make her illustrations more interesting. This is what she does with a regular spill –

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Image courtesy: Art People Gallery

So, what are you going to create art from?

Miniature Art: Little Things, Big Impressions

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

When people say ‘size matters,’ they usually mean ‘big is better.’ But, some artists have taken it upon themselves to prove to us that this need not always be the case. Welcome to the compact world of miniature art, where tiny creations rule the roost. When we say tiny, we mean minute, minuscule, so small that the creation fits in the palm of your hand or even, in the eye of a needle. Unsure if such petite wonders actually exist? Well, they do and a lot of artists have begun exploring this form of art. Creating miniature art is immensely challenging because you need oodles of patience, skill and of course, a very steady hand to get the details right, not to mention good eyesight. Yet, the end product is so unique and charming that they become instant hits with whoever spies them. Hence, these creations sell at exorbitant prices and honestly, we don’t mind loosening our purse strings if we stood a chance to own something as exquisite as this.

Still not convinced of the marvelousness of these tiny wonders? Here are a few example of miniature art to help you make up your mind.

Miniature Tattoos

We are not talking about minimalist tattoos, but miniature ones, where entire images or scenes are shrunk to fit into a tiny surface area. Eva Krbdk is a Turkish tattoo artist who has mastered the art of creating miniature tattoos. Here are some of her works.

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Image courtesy: Bored Panda Art

Miniature Sculptures

There was a time when people got a kick out of creating larger than life sculptures. Michelangelo’s David and Rodin’s Thinker stand as shining example of this train if thought. However, today, sculptors have begun finding joy in creating masterpieces of just the opposite kind, the smaller than normal kind. Here is an artist who creates tiny replicas of mouth-watering dishes using polymer clay. To view more of her creations, visit her website:

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Miniature Paintings

Painting is a difficult art form, you have to be an astute observer to notice the tiniest details to include them in your painting. Also, you must have the patience to do and re-do every brushstroke as many times as required to make your painting seem life-like. Now, imagine if this painting was about an inch and a half tall. How much more careful, patient and diligent would you need to be to make a detailed, striking painting? Artist Lorraine Loots paints miniature paintings of animals, cosmic bodies, her favourite books and everyday objects. View more of her work on her website:

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Miniature Books

Reading the fine print is not an easy task, literally and metaphorically. But, that’s exactly what you’ll have to do is you want to own one of these ant-sized works. Those with a craze for shrinking things have set their sights on comprehensive works like the Bible or the tales of the Bard, and have set about compressing them into inch-sized books. Take a look at some of these books here:

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Well, clearly there’s a need to tweak the old adage ‘Big is Better.’ Maybe it should be something on the lines of Big is Better, but Small is Special!’

Food Art: Pleasing your Palate and Plate

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

I still remember the first time I bought a coffee from one of those branded (and expensive) coffee shops, the ones that offer exotic-sounding varieties like Americanos and Machiatos, and the sense of awe that crept up in me as I gazed inside my perfectly-brewed cup. There, dancing over the piping hot coffee, was a pretty leaf, formed of foamy froth and coffee dust. Perfectly shaped and precisely detailed, that leaf was to me nothing less than a work of art!

Time and again, in our Instagram feeds or on the glossy pages of some magazine or, if we have the dough to spend, in the plates in front of us, we get to see extremely well-presented dishes, dishes that are designed to appeal to our sight as much as they are seasoned to please our taste buds. Fancy flourishes of a crunchy lettuce leaf or a fine drizzle of a spicy sauce dress up a modest dish and transform it into a veritable pièce de résistance. Of late, especially with the mushrooming of gourmet restaurants, chefs have begun experimenting extensively with presentation. From carefully arranging the components into beautiful patterns to creating detailed pictures on the plate, chefs are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to woo customers with truly unique dishes. In fact, so creative and attractive are these creations that they have been elevated to the status of art. Food art of culinary art is now being considered a new genre of art, some even including it among the performing arts. If you’re reading this and going, “What the?!” you’re not the only person. This move, of including gastronomical creations into the realm of the arts, has elicited as much criticism as it has praise.

Those not in favour of the move have the following arguments to make; firstly that food is cooked primarily for consumption and therefore, there is always a monetary angle involved. Chefs innovate to increase sales and not because they believe in creating something beautiful. Secondly, that food is well, food, edible items meant for nourishing the system rather than stimulating thought or change. Since the principle purpose of art is to bring about a change in the individual, food simply cannot be looked at as art. Those in favour of the move strike down these accusations with the following arguments: the monetary angle is a consideration for most artists, even if not overtly, every artist wants his art to be appreciated, in a way, consumed. Also, if dishes are sold, art is sold too, in fact, at exorbitant rates. Secondly, that art does not necessarily need to have a cleansing or moralizing aspect. Good art can simply appeal to our senses, move us with its beauty. A well decorated dish succeeds in doing this. In fact, it appeals to not just one but multiple senses, like smell, sight, touch and taste. So, if it does manage to wow the viewer, it should be looked at as art!

Well, the arguments will continue, but in the end, what matters is how you feel when you see a delectably decorated dish in front of you. Does it draw in all your concentration and tingle your senses and make you feel good about life? If your answer is yes, then you’re probably among those who consider food to be art. And guess what, it’s okay!

Here are some delicious and artsy spreads, drool!

Mosaic made from beans and other food items. Artist: Jason Mecier.


Artwork on eggshells. Artist: Christel Assante


Sculpture made from butter. Artist: Jim Victor


Foodscapes by artist Carl Warner


Fruit and vegetable art by artist Ray Duey

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All the more reason to love food, right?

Album Cover Art: Top Painting/Art-inspired Album Covers

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

When Alex Steinweiss, the first art director of Colombia Records, introduced the concept of decorated album covers way back in the late 1930s, little did he know that this experiment of his would create an artistic revolution in the music industry. His colourful addition to the otherwise drab album package inspired such record-breaking sales that it quickly inspired other recording companies and musicians to follow suit. Today, album cover art is given as much importance as the album itself. In fact, most music production houses know that the cover image holds sway over sales. Hence, when it comes to hiring designers, photographers or artists to design these covers, no corners are cut. Great pains are taken to come up with a cover that represents the spirit of the album, to create a graphic that transforms into an image, all that has been layered on the tracks inside.

Coming up with creative illustrations time after time can prove to be quite a challenge and so, for inspiration, designers often sift through the work of other artists, and this includes paintings too. You’ll be surprised by the number of album covers that have imbibed elements from paintings. Whether it’s the style of the painting, the themes, the message or the actual image itself, one finds traces of famous paintings in the art of several album covers. Sometimes this is done because a painting depicts an idea a musician is trying to communicate, sometimes it’s done to pay homage and sometimes, well, sometimes it’s just a case of unethical appropriation.

Revolutionary Music

Coldplay Viva La Vida

Coldplay’s album Viva La Vida, which also means Death and His Friends, has one of the most famous paintings of the French Revolution ‘Liberty Leading the People’ by Eugène Delacroix on its cover. The songs in the album tackle themes of freedom and happiness and thus, this iconic painting was chosen to represent the spirit of the album.

Pop Inspirations

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The album cover of Madonna’s ‘Celebrations’ was designed by Mr. Brainwash, who combined two earlier popular photographs of Madonna, one from the cover of Bazaar Magazine (1990) and the other, her ‘Who’s that Girl Portrait’ (1987) However, the final touches of bright colour give it a striking resemblance to an Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe print. It isn’t surprising that the Queen of Pop would chose to pay homage to the King of Pop Art through her album, right?

Surrealistic Story lines

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Although the cover of Muse’s album, ‘Absolution’ doesn’t use the actual image of a painting, it does draw inspiration from one of the most famous surrealist paintings of our times; Rene Magritte’s ‘Golconde.’ The countless human figures on the cover look like they are either coming down to earth, leaving this world, or suspended mid-air, just like the figures in the Magritte painting. To explore the themes of this painting, read our article The Dream-like Paintings of Rene Magritte

Starry Nights

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Cyndi Lauper made us swoon over her hits like Girls just Wanna have Fun’ and ‘Time after Time.’ Her album covers however were equally eye-catching. Among the many prints, there was also one that paid tribute to a famous painting by Van Gogh, ‘Starry Night.’ On the cover image of her album She’s So Unusual, you can see a similar print of the black , night sky on the back of her shoe.

Out of the Shell

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Depeche Mode’s album titled ‘New Life’ uses the man breaking out of an egg image, just like Salvador Dali did in his painting titled ‘Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man,’ to represent themes of newness and renewal.

If you liked this article, here’s something else you’ll really like. This talented artist combines magazine covers with classical paintings to create really interesting images of musicians. Mag+Art Project