King Crimson – In the court of the Crimson King


In 1969 comes “In the court of the crimson king” by King Crimson: famous album and superfamous cover (inspired by the opening song “21st Century Schizoid Man”). A dramatic and scared face stands on all 30 cm of the cover, in a effect of high voltage (accentuated by the purple-like colors of the painting) which also supplies the curiosity, since it is not reported or forward or behind any kind of text. Author of this work (one of most famous artwork in the history of rock music) is Barry Godber, who gave thanks to this work a jolt chart initiator of vein progressive in the world of cover art: this is one of the first cases of “painting-cover” linked to progressive music which will use, in fantastic symbiosis, the painting technique as a tool for creating its visual representation.

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