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.

D-Day – Anniversary

Posted by November 10, 2017

The year 2019 will mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most historic events in British History. Discover the impact and significant this event had on the winning of World War II. On June 6th 1944, Allied forces launched a full forced attack to regain Nazi-occupied France. This date marked the beginning of The Battle of Normandy. Code-named Operation Overlord, it began the slow and lengthy process…

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  Curating the Archive Wed 22 Nov – Thu 23 Nov 2017 The Whitechapel Gallery, whom we are proud to represent as part of the Bridgeman Footage archive, have a hugely exciting event coming up this month for those with an interest in archive, curation and art. Whitechapel Gallery‘s Archive Displays have hosted iconic and ground-breaking archival exhibitions for almost a decade, such as Aspen Magazine: 1965-1971…

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You will have heard that the Art History A-level was at risk of being axed in the UK –  AQA had dropped the baton, and unless Pearson, the company which owns the examination board Edexcel, rescued it from the floor, the open door for those from unprivileged backgrounds to make sense of a world bombarded with visual media was going to be snapped shut. My year…

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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 was to sketch, draw and paint as many aspects of the war and their experience…

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“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ― Ingmar Bergman Film has captured our attention for generations. From footage on the battlefield to elections and assassinations, we turn to the reel and relive the moments that have so prominently defined the…

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The year 2019 will mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most historic events in British History. Discover the impact and significant this event had on the winning of World War II. On June 6th 1944, Allied forces launched a full forced attack to regain Nazi-occupied France. This date marked the beginning of The Battle of Normandy. Code-named Operation Overlord, it began the slow and lengthy process…

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Et tu, Brute?

Posted by May 31, 2017

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 Mandela (1918-present) were both considered traitors to their governments, but their bold actions helped to change the…

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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 all over Europe to document the continent’s most prestigious Opera houses. He also illustrated books of…

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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 you ask as over the years many people have contributed ideas and developments.  Let’s take…

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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, the Advertising Archives, and the British Library, our archive is unmatched. Corn Flakes In 1894 Dr. John Kellogg…

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