Tag: Anniversary

History

Centenary of the Battle of Messines

The Battle of Messines (1st – 14th June 1917) has been called one of the most successful allied offensives in the First World War, noted for its effective artillery tactics, military communication methods and the speed of its gains. With its hundredth anniversary coming up next month, here is an overview […]

XAM69091 Self Portrait, 1911 by Schiele, Egon (1890-1918); Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria; Austrian,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

100 years without Egon Schiele

‘All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me’, claimed Egon Schiele, the centenary of whose death in 1918 is fast approaching. Others have criticised Schiele’s work as grotesque, disturbing and pornographic. An early exponent of the expressionist movement, Schiele’s style is characterised by distorted nudes and autobiographical themes, […]

Wim Wenders at Cannes Film Festival (He'S President of Jury) on May 12, 1989 (b/w photo) / Photo © AGIP
Culture

5 Film Anniversaries in May

This May is a big month for anniversaries from the glitzy world of cinema. Not only is it the 70th Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but a number of high-profile Hollywood actresses from the golden age of Hollywood also celebrate anniversaries this month […]

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 […]