Author: Bridgeman Team

Founded in 1972, Bridgeman Images is the world's leading rights-managed specialists in licensing art images and video to creative professionals. It has built up a global client base through offices in London, New York, Italy, Paris and Berlin, representing leading museums and artists for copyright. Bridgeman Images splits reproduction fees with its partner collections, creating a vital revenue stream for the museum sector.

Hot off the press and exclusive to Bridgeman Footage is an award-winning film celebrating the special relationship between man and machine. Ever wondered about the origins of your everyday newspapers, banknotes and baked bean adverts? One of Our Own Kind (1969), the newest addition to the Buff Films collection, explores the pioneering history of England’s industrial printing and the people behind it. Get up close…

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And then there was art: For over two millennia, religious stories have been reinterpreted by artists and storytellers across all creative mediums. Since the very successful ‘Passion of Christ’ directed by Mel Gibson, Hollywood has sought to cash in and find other biblical themes and this year’s new instalment is Risen, released in time for Holy Week, imagines what happened after Jesus’ dramatic tomb exit. Inspired by the resurrection…

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  Read our exclusive interview with Paul Brady, graphic designer on Showtime’s latest paranormal thriller ‘Penny Dreadful’, on the show and working with Bridgeman.  Gothic literature’s greatest characters meets art history’s darkest works in Showtime’s gritty horror show, ‘Penny Dreadful‘. Paul Brady, graphic design on the production, gives us this exclusive interview: 1. What was it about the Bridgeman archive that caught your eye for Penny Dreadful? Firstly it was…

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A group of 6-8 year old children were asked to recreate iconic pictures from art history for the kid’s art round of the Bridgeman pub quiz last year. Can you guess the masterpieces? A lovely moleskine notebook to the first person who guesses all artists/ picture titles correctly. Just leave your answers in the comment box below. Hint: Image libraries use extensive keywords to help you find what…

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Throughout World War II, The Council on books in Wartime distributed almost 123 million paperback editions of classic literary titles to American troops overseas. Battling against the disapproval of the American publishing houses, within a couple of years, the Council had inspired thousands with the thrill of a good book. Cheap mysteries to literary classics Before the war, books were a luxury item and scarcely…

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The Sherwin Collection is acknowledged as being the largest collection of British Surrealist art in the country. Dr.Sherwin talks to Bridgeman about what inspired this collection and the importance of the works within the context of Modern British art Q&A with Dr.Sherwin Which three words would you use to describe your collection? Dr. S: Academic; personal; eclectic. What would you like your headstone to read?…

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International body and home products retailer Crabtree and Evelyn have sourced an Orientalist painting from Bridgeman to represent an eau de cologne in their limited edition ‘Heritage’ collection. The ‘Sevellian Neroli’ depicts a striking detail from Interior of the Palm House at Potsdam (1833) by Karl Blechen (1798-1840). The exotic subject of the painting perfectly reflects the scent of citrus fruit and Arabic influences found in the fragrance. Karl (or Carl) Blechen…

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The Cleveland Museum of Art recently unveiled a new interactive gallery and an award-winning iPad app that allows visitors to customise their museum experience. Over 175 images from the Bridgeman archive were licensed for this unique project. A marriage of art, technology and a heavy dose of user interpretation, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new Gallery One interactive and accompanying ArtLens iPad app are truly…

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  Prepare for spring, passion and growth with Pantone’s Colour of 2014: Radiant Orchid 18-3224. Click through to browse more Radiant Orchid images in the Bridgeman Archive Inspired by romance and nature, the vivid Radiant Orchid has symbolised beauty throughout art history and beyond. From petal leaves to designer prints, it is the perfect shade for spring and summer. Click on the montage above to see more images of…

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