Tag: Anniversary

buff films reels
Culture, History

Call Yourself a Film Buff?

Welcome to Buff Films, a fascinating private collection from renowned filmmaker John Edwards. Covering the history of flight, NATO promo films from the 70s and 80s, and historical documentary and newsreel footage throughout the 20th century, this rich and exclusive collection is fully available through Bridgeman Footage. First flights Charting […]

BCC489154 Demonstrations of patriotic fervour, Palace Square, St. Petersburg, upon the declaration of war in 1914 (b/w photo) by Russian Photographer (20th century); Private Collection; Russian,  it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
Art, Culture, History

Capturing Saint Petersburg

Step back in time through photography to Russia’s heart of culture on the brink of revolution. Early 20th-century Saint Petersburg depicts a divided city. On the one hand its inhabitants appeared to live a carefree life of  bourgeois pleasures, on the other hand there were demonstrations, destruction and revolts. Contemporary snapshots all […]

Arturo Toscanini / Photo © Spaarnestad
Culture, History

Top 5 composers of the 20th Century

2017 and 2018 sees anniversaries from some of the greats in 20th century classical music, with the centenary of Debussy’s death and the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini’s birth.  With these important anniversaries approaching, why not take a look at our profiles of five of the most influential composers and conductors […]

Art, Culture

Sidney Nolan’s Burke & Wills series

The late, great, Sir Sidney Nolan, one of Australia’s most prominent artists, marks several anniversaries in 2017.  This year sees both the centenary year of the artist’s birth and the 25th anniversary of his death.  To celebrate the life of the internationally acclaimed artist, immerse yourself in Nolan’s Australia, through the […]

Ned Kelly, 1946 (enamel on composition board) by Sidney Nolan,  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art, Culture, History, What's On

Alternative Histories: Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series

 Sir Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings have formed some of the most recognisable imagery in Australia. The stylised figurative descriptions of Australia’s most notorious bushranger set in a sunburnt outback elicit memories of Australia’s recent British history. Painted mostly between 1946 and 1947, the works were made during a period […]

Russian photographic postcard depicting the removal of the statue of Tsar Alexander III in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) during the February Revolution, 1917, Russian Photographer (20th century) / Private Collection / Photo © Tobie Mathew Collection / Bridgeman Images
Culture, History

The Russian Revolutions of 1917

  In 2017, the world will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolutions, a dramatic series of political occurrences with consequences that are still being felt today. Tobie Mathew discusses his own collection of pictures related to these events, which are listed exclusively with Bridgeman Images.   There is […]