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Child Of Clay
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PostSubject: inspiration for that Low album cover   Tue May 10, 2011 1:35 am

with some weird logic I first posted this on a Rolling Stones-forum. It's painting called "Unikko" ("Poppy") by a Finnish painter Hugo Simberg (1873-1917). Roeg or Bowie must've seen this, what do you think?


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PostSubject: Re: inspiration for that Low album cover   Mon May 23, 2011 12:23 pm

It does look similar!
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PostSubject: Re: inspiration for that Low album cover   Thu May 26, 2011 10:28 am

It could be that the Low cover was inspired by this, but then again, it might not... could just be a conincidense. Is there any indication that Bowie was into this Finnish painter?
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PostSubject: Re: inspiration for that Low album cover   Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:45 pm

A Rolling Stone forum? That could be the key. There is a story about Bowie going to Mick Jagger's house and finding a painting which inspired him to contact the artist for 'Diamond Dogs' (I think.)

What's to stop him doing something similar with 'Low'?
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PostSubject: Re: inspiration for that Low album cover   Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:11 am

The Low album cover is probably one of his best album covers. I see how this could be the inspiration. Maybe if it had "Unikko" in the Low font lol
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PostSubject: Re: inspiration for that Low album cover   Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:49 am

wow, that's remarkable! I had never heard of that before...
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PostSubject: Re: inspiration for that Low album cover   Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:10 am

to add some further wild speculation and conclusion jumping... After googling Hugo Simberg , I noticed there was another picture by Sunberg called The Wounded Angel - which immediately seemed to have a Bowie reference to me... The first thing that came to mind was Look Back In Anger... Just on a lyrical basis - that angel of death type thing, but now I've just seen a still from the video (look under bowie songs on Wordpress - it's under the article on Never Let Me Down/ Carlos Alomar) and the portrait of the angel behind bowie made the connection stronger to me anyway...
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