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Art, Culture

Making Of: Book Cover Art 2014

Highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were transformed by designers into book covers in 2014. Every image tells a story.     England’s Emblem, 1907 (earthenware with blue glaze) by Walter Crane (1845-1915) / Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, USA / Bridgeman Images © Allen Lane A still life with glass […]

SPH317792 Sign in Desert by Mann, Robert (20th century); Private Collection; © Special Photographers Archive; Canadian,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

Forty days & Forty nights

Ash Wednesday kicks off the season for reflection and restraint. Seek inspiration from the archive for your Lent resolutions.  1 – Lose Weight & Get In Shape Take solace in the fact that losing weight and getting in shape are universal obsessions…even the ancient Romans were preoccupied with their figures. If you go on […]

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Culture

Literary Blind Dates from Hell

Instead of running through a list of the most beloved couples in literary history, this Valentine’s Day we decided to create a ‘what if’ list of potentially awful blind dates utilizing some of those same characters.   Romeo & Scarlett O’Hara Romeo, the eternal romantic, and the fickle, tempestuous Scarlett […]

LEF221013 Nude No.1 (oil on canvas) by Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920); Private Collection; Photo © Lefevre Fine Art Ltd., London; Italian,  out of copyright
Art

Modigliani: The man behind the mask

At the 95th anniversary of Modigliani’s death (January 24) we take a look at the man behind a controversial reputation. Self Portrait, 1919 by Amedeo Modigliani(1884-1920) / Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Bridgeman Images   Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) is often referred to as one of the greatest—and most misunderstood—artists […]