Author: Bridgeman Team

Art, History

The Art of War (1914-18)

Representing the ravaged landscapes and soldiers who would never return, we bring you images by acclaimed artists, vividly chronicling their first-hand experiences of World War One.   British War Artists on the Front Line Official war artists were a select group, contracted to produce images of the war. Their role […]

Art, Culture, History

Et tu, Brute?

Feeling stabbed in the back by politics? Villain or revolutionary, some of history’s most colourful characters had two faces. Often appearing next to the most powerful players of all time, traitors and acts of treason can alter the course of history for good or ill. Marcus Junius Brutus (85-42 B.C.) and Nelson […]

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Art

Masterpieces of Architecture: Kaldor

Paintings of masterpieces of architecture from around the world Trained as an architect in his native Hungary, Andras Kaldor set out to capture the city’s historic landmarks and public spaces, its churches, corporate headquarters, and museums, along with residences of the rich and famous.   Commissions have led Andras to travel […]

BAL67434 The Last Lap, Penny Farthing Race woven silk Stevengraph, by Thomas Stevens of Coventry, 1872; © Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK;  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

The Evolution of the Bicycle

According to some historians it is almost 200 years since the first documented bike ride by Karl von Drais in 1817 and the city of Mannheim in Germany is planning to celebrate this bicentenary with a major exhibition. The answer to the question of who invented the first bicycle often depends upon the nationality of who […]

XJL187563 Descent from the Cross, 1435 (oil on panel) (detail of St. John, the Virgin Mary and Christ) (see also 187570) by Weyden, Rogier van der (1399-1464); Prado, Madrid, Spain; Netherlandish,  out of copyright
History

Invented by Accident

Many of the things we enjoy in our daily lives were discovered by mistake. Bridgeman has an impressive collection of imagery relating to invention, innovation, commerce and consumerism. From pre-history and the ancient civilizations to the Industrial Revolution in Europe and early 20th century American industry and from represented collections such as the Hagley Museum & Library, […]