Art

Hot to Trot: Allen Jones

Posted by November 4, 2014

‘Jones does for the leg what Stubbs did for the horse’ John McEwan (art critic) Allen Jones R.A. (b.1937) is one of Britain’s most distinguished and seductive artists from the pioneering Pop Art movement. Ahead of a major retrospective at the Royal Academy this November, here is a brief overview of Jones’s life, work and influences. Allen Jones was one of an outstanding generation of…

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A Day to Remember

Posted by November 3, 2014

In her own words Beatrice Okoro, Bridgeman’s UK Account Manager for TV and Film, recalls taking part in the artistic installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ that sees the Tower of London’s moat filled with over 800,000 ceramic poppies.   The day arrived for me to volunteer at the Tower of London to plant the ceramic poppies, commemorating all the British and Commonwealth soldiers…

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Approaching one of the most cherished holidays in the United States, Thanksgiving, the Bridgeman New York team are feeling thankful for our favorite holiday treats and traditions. Happy Turkey Day! Historic Harvest Feast Dating back to the first European settlers on the continent, the first Thanksgiving was the celebration of the European Pilgrims‘ first harvest in the New World. Settling their differences for three days,…

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Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 1614), commonly known as El Greco, or The Greek, although born in Crete, is hailed as one of the pillars of Spanish Renaissance painting. But it wasn’t always that way… Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the artist’s death this November, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in partnership with the Hispanic Society of America, is hosting a retrospective show of El Greco’s most…

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The world’s coolest annual art fair duo – Frieze London and Frieze Masters – are back and this year, they’re bigger and bolder than ever.  Here are my top 5 reasons to visit Frieze Masters, the fair for pre-21st century masterpieces, and why it’s better than Frieze London…   1. See history’s most important artists under one roof Unlike Frieze London, there are no ‘Is…

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Who was Joy Batchelor? To celebrate the centenary of her birth and the release a new biography, Beatrice Okoro, Bridgeman’s UK Account Manager for TV and Film, rediscovers her groundbreaking achievements in the animation industry.     On 1st October 2014 I spent an evening at the Hungarian Culture Centre to hear about a pioneering female animator Joy Batchelor, introduced by her daughter Vivien Halas. I…

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World War I was the first conflict on a global scale. It witnessed some of the worst battles in history and, with over 37 million casualties, will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars. Explore an overview of the major European battles fought between 1914 and 1918. Land Engagements: Confrontations on the Western Front Many of the major battles took place on the Western…

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Want to succeed in art licensing? Bridgeman gets industry advice on which defining elements make up the picture-perfect book cover In the start of our new series exploring the art of image licensing, Lily Richards, Picture Researcher for Vintage at Penguin Random House, one of the largest book publishing companies in the world, reveals what she looks for when licensing images for a book cover:…

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160 years after Sir John Franklin led his team of 129 men toward the Canadian Arctic, the Canadian government confirmed that in September 2014, they found the wreckage of one of the two ships that sailed on their mission.   The age of exploration The disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew has become known as one of the great mysteries of the Victorian…

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When thinking about World War I, the image of soldiers in trenches immediately comes to mind. Trenches were an effective way to protect against gun shots and assaults and – despite many attempts – proved impossible for enemy soldiers to break through.     The first trenches The first trenches were dug after the Battle of the Marne in 1914. Stretching over 400 miles between…

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