Serge Gainsbourg considered popular music as a minor art compared to painting and sculpture. While record covers are true products of the pop culture, they sometimes borrowed to the fine arts. Numerous examples of sleeves are obvious imitations or reproductions of famous works of art, denoting either a genuine devotion or a deliberate attempt to gain artistic credit (or both). In return, some contemporary figures in the visual arts fairly understood the benefit in contributing, directly or not, to popular music, and thus reaching a much larger audience. How many rock fans discovered Andy Warhol with the famous Velvet Underground banana ? This website is about record covers and arts.

Music Artwork has been featured in an article entitled "50 Resources for Students Attending Online Liberal Arts Schools".

Botticelli's Venus

Sandro Botticelli

The Birth of Venus (1485)

Aphrodite's Child

Rain and Tears (1968)

Judi Pulver

Pulver Rising (1973)

Sierra Swan

Ladyland (2006)


Less is More EP (2009)

Mondrian's primary colours

Piet Mondrian

Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow


The Apples in Stereo

Tone Soul Evolution (1997)


Young Modern (2007)

Adams' sand dunes

Ansel Adams

Sand Dunes, Sunrise Death Valley (1948)


Long Road Out of Eden (2007)