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March 13, 2019 Musicology 68 Discussion K Essay 2 Throughout their musical career, the Beatles drew on several visual and musical art trends of the twentieth century for their cover art and songs. In analyzing the album artwork for Rubber Soul and Revolver, we can see the different art components that inspired their various displays. When looking at the Rubber Soul cover, the graphic art element and play on psychedelia are immediately visible through the funky graphic title and distorted image of the Beatles. The muddled image and monochrome effect brought by the sepia color scheme enforces the psychedelic art style that is inspired by hallucinations and the effects of drugs. The psychedelic photography also affected the listening experience of anyone buying the album as it gave them a hint of what to expect in the album. The distinct cover art using new art trends portrayed the style of their album and reflected the experimentation with new art styles in their music as well as their display.

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