Filipino graphic artist Eisen Bernardo has created a series of digital collages that combine album covers from well-known musical artists with classical paintings.
Album Covers and Classical Painting Mashups
In this ongoing series Bernardo distresses the album art to match the look and feel of the centuries’ old paintings adding an amusing twist to what are often somber and serious depictions. Below are some of my favorites:
Low by David Bowie + Renata Borgatti at the Piano by Romaine Brooks:
Homogenic by Björk + The Love Letter by Auguste Toulmouche:
Amorica by The Black Crowes + The Bather by Eugene Emmanuel Amaury Duval:
Bad Blood by Taylor Swift + Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford by Sir Francis Grant:
Purpose by Justin Bieber + Saint Sebastian by Antonello De Messina:
Take Care by Drake + An Irritable Appeal by John Bagnold Burgess:
B’day By Beyoncé + Girl In Green By Lord Frederick Leighton:
Like a Virgin by Madonna + Young Woman Reading by Alfred Stevens:
Kiss Me Once by Kylie Minogue + The Ugly Duckling by Frank Cadogan Cowper:
Fearless by Taylor Swift + Good companions by Vittorio Reggianini:
Circus by Britney Spears + La Soiree by Vittorio Reggianini:
David Bowie + The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck:
(at top) Born To Die By Lana Del Rey + The Lord Of Burleigh By Edmund Blair Leighton:
About Eisen Bernardo:
A development communicator by profession, he works as a multimedia producer and writer at the Communication and Public Affairs unit of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. He has laid out publications and produced audiovisual materials for the local and international research organizations based in the Philippines.
He is the illustrator of Asia Rice Foundation’s children’s book, The Adventure of Gabby Ghas, which is translated to other regional dialect.
His Mag+Art project (https://magplusart.tumblr.com/), which is a collection of magazine cover and classical painting mashups, was featured in more than 500 online articles in more than 30 countries
For more of these Album Covers + Classical Painting Mashups, follow Eisen on instagram @albumplusart