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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 […]

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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 […]

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Culture

Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

  Pantone describe Marsala as ‘naturally robust and earthy wine red.’ Click through to browse more Marsala images on our Pinterest Annually, Pantone declares a colour of the year forecasting which specific hue designers and consumers will all supposedly be using, wearing, and buying for the following 12 months. With […]

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Culture, History

The Reel East-Enders

Next month Britain’s favourite TV soap, Eastenders, turns 30. Love or loath it, this long-running soap opera has become an iconic and firmly established feature in British popular culture. Reaching the number-one spot in UK television ratings within eight months of launching, it has since remained one of the nation’s […]

Culture

New Year Resolutions not to Break

It’s that time of year to think up resolutions for 2016. (Well, at least for the first couple of weeks in January). Here’s some inspiration from the Bridgeman archive.   Learn Something New Illustrations from ‘A French Alphabet Book of 1814’/ Charles Plante Fine Arts ‘Yearning to learn French? Aching […]