Category: History

Reykjavík Art Museum is currently showing an exhibition of Richard Serra’s work to mark 25 years since the creation of Áfangar, his site-specific sculpture that encompasses Vesturey, the western part of Viðey Island, off the coast of Reykjavík, Iceland. The exhibition is displayed at Hafnarhús, one of Reykjavík Art Museum’s three distinct buildings in central Reykjavik. It comprises drawings and prints produced by Serra in…

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On offer at the Tate until next October is a retrospective exhibition on the work of Barbara Hepworth, titled ‘Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World’ the particular focus being her as an international artist. Part of the exhibition includes Dudley Shaw Ashton’s brilliant Figures in Landscape; Barbara Hepworth (owned by Bridgeman Footage), a fascinating look at Hepworth’s connection with the Cornish landscape as well as her process of…

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Since Tudor times, Britain’s postal network has been connecting families and friends, enabling business and driving innovation across the country. Reminisce over the rich history of the British postal service with images from the British Postal Museum and Archive (all available for licensing). History of the British post – in pictures 1516: first recorded use of postal service The King’s Messenger, A.D. 1482, 1935 (colour litho), John…

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Bridgeman Footage is the proud home to the exclusive Nicolas Roeg collection – a series of interviews on the art of filmmaking with one of Britain’s most influential directors. The legendary cinematographer will also be celebrating his 90th birthday on the 15th of August, 2018.   In this rare collection of interviews in his home in West London, Roeg discusses everything from his early work on…

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Election season is most certainly in full swing! While the US anxiously waits to the see who is running for president (and who’s not) in the 2016 elections, the UK have voted in their general election on May 7. Social media seems to have taken a break from cat videos in favor of divisive political discourse. Here are 10 interesting facts about the way we…

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You might think that heels are just glamorous (albeit impractical) fashion accessories for women, but they have much more cultural significance than you may realise. For centuries shoes have developed in their purpose, styles and transformative capacities, and with the latest advancements in footwear technology there’s no stopping their evolution.   Origins Mongolia / China: A Mongol horseman with a composite bow, c. 13th century /…

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Tucked away in a corner of historic Balboa Park, the Timken Museum of Art is probably one of San Diego’s best-hidden gems, and one of the finest small museums in the world. Established in 1965, this year the Timken celebrates its 50 anniversary. The modern travertine, bronze and glass building was designed by the firm of Frank L. Hope and Associates. Architect John Mock (Hope’s architect in charge of contemporary design),…

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English artist Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903 – 1975) is credited for being ‘one of the few women artists to achieve international prominence’ *. Her art is renowned for exemplifying Modernism and in particular modernist sculpture.   1. Life in St. Ives Hepworth was a famous figure in the colony of artists who resided in St. Ives and lived during the Second World War. She produced her…

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200 years have elapsed since the Battle of Waterloo, a watershed moment in European history that simultaneously ended more than twenty years of war on the European continent and halted French attempts of domination. The 200th anniversary, in June 2015, has inspired a slew of tie-in publishing and commemorative products. There are also grand plans underway to mark the anniversary, including a 3-D film and the…

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 “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”  The story of Alice and her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland has captivated generations since it was first published in 1865.  150 years later, Wonderland is no longer simply a children’s story but has spawned an industry with a new Disney film in the works and even more theatre productions, exhibitions and product lines…

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