Coldplay have revealed the cover art for their forthcoming new album, ‘Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends’.
The artwork features the painting ‘Liberty Leading The People’ by French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix with “VIVA LA VIDA” daubed on top of it in white paint, as seen above.
Delacroix created the painting in 1830. It depicts a three-day uprising by republicans that took place in Paris near Delacroix‘s painting studio.
The main character seen on the album cover is Marianne, the symbol of the French nation. The painting is currently on display in the Louvre gallery in Paris.