Rudy Gutierrez's Cover Art for Santana's Latest EP "In Search of Mona Lisa"!

Jan 30, 2019

Rudy Gutierrez says he is highly pleased and excited to have been commissioned to provide the cover of Santana’s newest EP, “In Search of Mona Lisa”. The cover uses one of Rudy’s magnificent pieces, adapted from its original format to better fit the EP’s (and CD’s) layout and design. Its name comes from one of Santana’s most recent songs, which was inspired by Da Vinci’s famous painting. Team Santana explains its origins as such:

“Three spellbinding and transportive new songs takes listeners inside a magical and deeply personal experience Carlos had when he visited the Louvre Museum and set his eyes on Leonardo da Vinci’s beguiling masterpiece.

In all of the years that the guitar icon had visited Paris, he had never been to the Louvre, but on a recent day off while on tour, he decided to go to the museum with his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, and his family. All it took was one look into the implacable eyes of the Mona Lisa for Santana to feel as though something strange and powerful was taking place.”

The EP was released on January 25.

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