Coffee Break: Artists and paintings

Leonardo da Vinci
Circa 1510, the Italian painter, sculptor, architect and engineer Leonardo da Vinci, (1452 - 1519). Original Artwork: Engraving by J. Posselwhite after an engraving by Raphael Morghen, (1758 - 1833), after a self-portrait by Da Vinci. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Besides being Tax Day, April 15 is also World Art Day - an international celebration of the fine arts that happens each year on Leonardo da Vinci's birthday (born in 1452).

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention an artist or specific work of art?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Don McLean - Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
David Bowie - Andy Warhol
Indigo Girls - Galileo
Florence and the Machine - What The Water Gave Me
Bob Ross - Happy Little Cloud
The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso
Elton John - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters


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