Tag: Art

The three countries that make up Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway, and Sweden – are all constitutional monarchies with some of the longest-serving royal families in Europe.     Despite their long histories, these royal houses are as progressive and forward-looking as the countries they serve, and these modern-day kings, queens, princes, and princesses remain popular with monarchists across the globe as well as with Scandinavian…

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“History stopped in 1936. After that, there was only propaganda” – George Orwell The British Library has a rich variety of fascinating content covering the history of propaganda from medieval Britain, to Communist Russia. In the era of fake news, the topic of propaganda is particularly relevant now. Bridgeman is proud to be the exclusive partner of the British Library in the UK for licensing…

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“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” – P.G. Wodehouse   From Plato to Satre, Shakespeare to Dickens, the Lebrecht Authors collection provides an amazing breadth and depth of literature related material. See below for a selection of curated lightboxes exploring authors, their lives, and book illustrations. You can also delve into the photography of Horst Tappe, who…

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Judging any competition where creativity is at this level is always a challenge. But it is a wonderful challenge that all the judges of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 relished through scintillating conversation and debate. Now in its fifth year, the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 attracted entries from every corner of the globe in almost every medium. Focusing primarily on artists, illustrators and fine art…

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The 31st of October 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the prolific Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, a fascinating artist famous for the scandals that surrounded him both personally and professionally. To commemorate a century since his passing, we have collated a few highlights from his impressive portfolio found in our archives, while recording some of the stories that surrounded them. Schiele…

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus Across much of the world, autumn or fall is the most beautiful time of the year with trees glistening with gold, red, yellow and orange. The turning of the season has captivated artists for centuries with many painters also using it as an opportunity to  contemplate the themes of change and decay. Below…

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How To Use The Site

Posted by August 15, 2018

Looking for something specific in the Bridgeman Archive but not sure how to begin? It can be as simple as ABC, but the Archive has lots of additional tools to help you refine your search. Here are some exciting new features we have added to make finding the images you need much more easily.. Reverse Search If you have a low res or cropped copy…

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  Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier The Design Museum, London,  10th May – 7th October 2018 This exhibition was originally planned with Alaïa before he died in November 2017. The designer’s appreciation of the human form, stemming from his early training as a sculptor, is evident in the clothes he created, each handmade and unique. The exhibition uses carefully chosen garments, anecdotes and images to give not…

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Our partner for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 is Affordable Art Fair in London and New York. We thought we would tell you more about them, and why they are one of the most important champions of upcoming and contemporary artists around today…   A bit of history… Affordable Art Fair was founded in 1999 by Will Ramsay as an alternative to the traditional gallery scene.  The first Affordable…

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“A snake, am I? Perhaps you’d like to see how ssssnakelike I CAN BE” – Jafar     The history of The World’s Greatest Dog Show has had its Eastenders moments – the poison scandal of 2015, the streaker of 2010, the time that dog did a poo, most years. But the 2018 Crufts finale was a classic: in protest at the canine eugenics of pedigree breeding,…

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