A Gesamtkunstwerk (translated as total work of art, ideal work of art, universal artwork, synthesis of the arts, comprehensive artwork, all-embracing art form or total artwork) is a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so. The term is a German word which has come to be accepted in English as a term in aesthetics.
Many musical artists work with a select group of Artists, Photographers, Film makers, Designers, Sound Engineers and Producers... to build their overall aesthetic.
For instance Derick Jarman worked on both music videos and live video projections for the Pet Shop Boys. Derick Jarman also done music videos or short films for The Smiths and others.
Bjork has formed relationships with numerous directors including Michel Gondry