Tag: Art

The extraordinary story of how one man’s vision and perseverance improved the lives of the most vulnerable, and the unexpected artistic and musical benefits of his philanthropy. Early Georgian London London in the first decades of the 18th century was just the City, Westminster and Southwark, with Kew Palace accessible by river. Fields lay north of Oxford Street and the villages of Marylebone and Knightsbridge…

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What happens when you combine one of the greatest painters of our time with one of the greatest dancers of our time?  This. Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty March 26–July 24, 2016 Who says you can’t start your dancing career at the ripe age of 13? Misty Copeland has defied stereotype after stereotype, pushing boundaries that stretch far beyond the methodical and calculated world…

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Among the questions asked to a writer, the one regarding what genre his or her work fall into is a common recurrence. For a long time I dreaded that question, being unable to find a satisfactory answer. Fiction? Too broad. Science fiction? Too vague. Until I was finally told that my series, ‘The Fog Chronicles’, fitted into a niche literary genre: slipstream. What is slipstream?…

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“How much is this and what’s the edition?” – Screamed a woman across a gallery space. Alright folks. Here’s the low down on everything you need to know just in case Art Basel Miami pops up in conversation at your holiday parties / after dinner drinks / insert artsy function here. Or, you’re just dying to know what in the world goes on down there….

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I thought it would be interesting to look at the big cultural happenings of the year using the Bridgeman archive as a visual guide, to see how they might inspire the design of future on-trend products. Monkey Magic The Year of the Monkey began on 8th of February 2016  according to the Chinese Zodiac. Curious, mischievous, and clever, this practical joker is a great addition to any…

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What are you getting your true love for Christmas? Here’s some gift idea inspiration from the classic Twelve Days of Christmas song: 1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree 2. Turtle Doves Turtle doves stay with their partner for a lifetime and hence symbolise true love and loyalty – the perfect gift for your significant other. 3. French Hens Ooh la la! This image would look…

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We highlight images from the Bridgeman archive that have been licensed for several 2014-15 blockbusters and award-winners, used for set dressing and more 1. Cinderella (March 2015) This was a big, $95 million (£64 million) production for Disney. Kenneth Branagh sets his version in the early 19th century and mostly sticks to the story depicted in the cartoon, that itself draws much from the classic version…

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The English victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt is the stuff of legend: the victory of a small, tired, weakened English army against the amassed ranks of soldiers-for-hire of the French forces played out on a muddy field in northern France. The forthcoming 600th anniversary of the battle will be commemorated with a series of events both in England and France, and to mark the…

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At the Art Business Conference 2015 Joe Kennedy, one of the founders of UNIT London was on the Instagram panel with Bridgeman Images Digital Marketing Director Alan Firmin. During Joe’s presentation and in discussions afterwards he explained his excitement about their upcoming exhibition. Founding Directors Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt comment:  “RAW will present a breathtaking new body of work by Zhuang Hong Yi, and…

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At the recent Art Business Conference, that took place in Church House Conference Centre in London, I was privileged to be part of a talented panel of professionals who presented case studies, tips, examples and more on the subject of how businesses can get the most out of Instagram. Moderated by the mercurial Josh Spiers (Spiers Magazine) the panel consisted of Bec Storey (Sutton PR),…

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