Mozart's Symphony No. 41 was nicknamed "Jupiter" for the god, rather than the planet (that's a different musical piece altogether.) Some sources suggest that it's because it reminded the listener of the god Jupiter's thunderbolts, and so the design team was directed to follow this theme. I was assigned this project after my colleague had started sourcing images, so I worked with what she had found; a painting of storm clouds by Simon Alexandre Clement and a photograph of the Jupiter of Smyrna in the Louvre. Graphic design for classical music is rife with straightforward images of public domain artwork, so I used a digital collage approach to create an image that was a little more interesting and reflective of the drama and dynamism of Mozart's final symphony.
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