favourite Freewheelin' cover of all time. It's really about clouds.
William Blake's ‘Ancient of Days’ provides the background to the upper
part of the cover. From between the hungry clouds that swag on the
deep, Blake’s God or Devil, however you want to read him, reaches down
from a sunburst but not holding a set of dividers as in the original
study but rather touching the shoulder of a Gemini, someone who
suffers his own God and Devil simultaneously. Touching Blake’s clouds
are Van Gogh’s stormy clouds as his black crows swoop over the
cornfield where Vincent pulled the trigger to end the fight between
his own genius and insanity. In the forefront Dylan looks down at his
hands as they form a musical chord that will give rise to a song. His
hair is aglow from Blake’s sunburst and his head, the centre of his
creativity, is firmly set in the clouds from whence, on this
particular occasion, comes his inspiration.