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Art, Culture, History

Artists on Film

One of the beautiful things about the invention of the camera is the preservation of fleeting, real moments on film, which have provided us with a richer understanding of the past 100 years: its movements, its people and their achievements. Fine art has played a vital role in shaping history […]

XAM66129 Death and Life, c.1911 (oil on canvas) by Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918); 177.8x198.1 cm; Private Collection; Austrian,  out of copyright
Art, What's On

Gustav Klimt: 100 years

  In today’s art community, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt‘s stunningly sumptuous images are consistently a popular favourite; his glimmering world of opulence and eroticism is irresistible. An artist far ahead of his time, he is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the twentieth century, with one of art history’s […]

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Mary Fedden OBE RA (1915-2012)

Look back at the celebrated British artist’s career and pick out a few observations on her style, technique and subject matter. Explore joyful, colourful works in the Bridgeman archive.  Mary Fedden (1915-2012) is described by some as ‘one of Britain’s finest and best-loved contemporary artists’[1]. Probably most well-known for her still-life’s, […]

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Art, Culture, History

Beautiful Bodies

From voluptuous curves to corseted waists, the female body has been celebrated in all shapes and sizes.   January is traditionally considered the time to kick-start diet and fitness regimes to achieve body beautiful. In an age of fad diets, de-toxing and body obsession, one has to wonder where this fixation […]