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Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome

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Ever tried clicking ‘artists’ on your iPod to find a cluster of paintings from the renaissance era flash up on your screen?

No, because that would be silly wouldn’t it? But that's the idea at the core of Instagram account Album + Art, an ongoing series meshing modern albums with classic paintings for seemingly no better reason than seeing the likes of Lil' Wayne chilling out in a crib of 18th century Belgium. The work of genius Eisen Bernardo, they're spectacularly fun.

So with a certain Mancunian band just given the special treatment, which just might now be the earliest depiction of swagger in the art world, we could think of no better excuse to bring you the best of them.

Enjoy.

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome

    Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory

    Giuseppe De Nittis - London series

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    Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love

    Edvard Munch - The Scream

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    Zayn - Mind of Mine

    Raphael - The Madonna of the Pinks

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    Pink Floyd - The Wall

    Edward Hopper - High Noon

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    Meghan Trainor - Title

    The Letter - Madrazo

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    The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness

    Joshua Reynolds - Admiral Holburne with his Son, Francis Holburne

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    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

    Fernando Botero - Oranges

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 7

    David Bowie - Heroes

    Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan - A Young Man And Woman Gaze Out A Window

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    Eagles - Desperado

    Carl George Boppo - The Annoucement of Wallenstein's Death

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 9

    Kanye West - Real Friends (single)

    John Bagnold Burgess - Licensing the Beggars in Spain

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 10

    The Doors - Morrison Hotel

    Edward Hopper - New York Office

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 11

    Luther Vandross - The Classic Christmas Album

    People In The Sun - Edward Hopper

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    Michael Jackson - Xscape

    Vincent Van Gogh - The Zouave

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    Coldplay - Christmas Lights

    Vincent Van Gogh - The Starry Night

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    Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin'

    Claude Monet - The La Rue Bavolle

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    John Legend - Get Lifted

    Henri Fantin-Latour - Portrait of Leon Maitre

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    Katy Perry - Ur So Gay

    Madrazo y Garreta - Portrait Of Maria Hahn

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    Pharrell Williams - Girl

    Jacques Louis David - The Death of Socrates

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    Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

    Jules Joseph Lefebvre - Portrait of M Fitzgerald 1889 

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    Lil Wayne - Rebirth

    Gustave Léonard de Jonghe - The Afternoon Visit 

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 20

    The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

    Francesco Hayez - Winning athlete

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 21

    Shakira - Shakira

    Edmund Blair Leighton - The New Governess

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 22

    Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom

    Vicente Palmaroli - Infanta Isabel de Bourbon e Bourbon

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 23

    Weezer - White Album

    Rostov The Great - Konstantin Yuon

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    Taylor Swift

    Leon Francois Comerre - La Belle Liseuse

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 25

    Young Thug - Slime Season 3

    Raffaello Sanzio - Christ Blessing

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 26

    David Bowie - Heathen

    Herbert James Gunn - Portrait of Hugh William Osbert

  • Modern albums in old paintings are just awesome 27

    Frank Sinatra - My Way

    Robert Payton Reid - Little Tea & Gossip

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