So everyone knows I’m a huge stickler for cover art when it comes to albums. To me, it’s a missing art in hip hop when we use to see covers that reflected the music as well as the artist, thus Dutch artist Rick Egidius’ concept of ‘Album Covers vs Paintings’.
His vision is about crossing timelines, in search of the true meaning of the messages that album artwork is supposed to give us. Some of the pairings Rick conducted were Kendrick Lamar vs. Salvador Dali and J. Cole vs. Michelangelo.
This is a creative journey that isn’t as simple as combining an album cover with a famous painting, it’s a matter of trying to understand the message of the album and pair it with a famous painting without losing sight of the intended symbolism of the original masterpieces.