XIR70302 Waterlilies: Green Reflections, 1914-18 (left section) (oil on canvas) (see also 56001 & 56004) by Monet, Claude (1840-1926); 197x847 cm; Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, France; French,  out of copyright

Claude Monet, Beyond the Water Lilies

Probably Monet’s most recognizable work, the Water Lilies series, is without doubt a masterpiece and a trademark of the Impressionism movement. Monet painted this series in his garden at Giverny between 1900 and 1926, near the end of his life, but before the Water Lilies there is so much more that makes […]


Dora Holzhandler

George Swinford, the husband of the much loved artist, Dora Holzhandler has informed us that she very sadly died on 8th October.   Dora Holzandler Little Girl with Roses, 2000 (oil on canvas)   Dora was one of the first contemporary artists to sign up with Bridgeman Images and has […]

Art, Culture, History

Fine art at the movies

We highlight images from the Bridgeman archive that have been licensed for several 2014-15 blockbusters and award-winners, used for set dressing and more 1. Cinderella (March 2015) This was a big, $95 million (£64 million) production for Disney. Kenneth Branagh sets his version in the early 19th century and mostly sticks […]

Art, What's On

Bringing art to the wilds: Wilderness Festival 2015

To confine yourself to listening to the bands rather misses the point of Wilderness Festival. From Bjork’s multimedia show to lake swimming, yoga, bacchanal feasts and aerial spectacles, this was a festival for the intellectually and gastronomically curious, celebrating everything that pertains to the outdoors and arts. Thank you British weather for being amazing! […]