2016 has been a successful year for music. This is my Album+Art tribute to our favorite albums and singles released this year, from Beyonce to Chance the Rapper. Like the classic paintings, these songs can be the next classics. This series is part of my ongoing Album+Art project – a collection of album cover art and classical painting mashups.


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In Common by Alicia Keys (Single Cover) + The Artist’s Sister by Vilhelm Hammershoi

Anti by Rihanna + Christmas Morning by Carl Larson

Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande + L’Attente by Alfred Stevens

Lemonade by Beyonce + Natural Princess by Sophie Anderson

Make Me by Britney Spears (single artwork) + Bonaparte before the sphinx by Jean-Leon Gerome

24K Magic by Bruno Mars + A Favourite Custom by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

This is What You Came For by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna + Snow Tops by Arkhip Kuindzhi

Chance 3 by Chance the Rapper + A Soldier by Gustave Caillebotte

Views by Drake + The Lighthouse at Two Lights by Edward Hopper

blond by Frank Ocean + Gladiator by Leon Maxime Faivre

This is Acting by Sia + Therese Dreaming by Balthus

Joanne by Lady Gaga + Whistler’s Mother (Arrangement in Gray and Black No.1) by James Mcneill Whistler

Here by Alicia Keys + Portrait of Princess Beatrice by Baron Heinrich von Angeli

Illuminate by Shawn Mendes + The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons by Jacques-Louis David

The Greatest by Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar + Young Woman with Unicorn by Raphael

I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it by The 1975 + Interior from Strandgade with sunlight on the floor by Vilhelm Hammershøi

Starboy by The Weeknd + The Sultan’s Favorites by Georges Jules Victor Clairin

Wild by Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara + Rajah Ram Singhji by a Jaipur Court Painter

A Seat at the Table by Solange + A Gypsy Girl of Seville by John Bagnold Burgess