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TRK1152308 Spain. Barcelona. Exhibition of Fine Arts. Engraving. coloured. by Capuz Alonso, Tomás (1834-1899) ; Private Collection; (add.info.: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. People visiting an exhibition of Fine Arts. Engraving by Capuz. The Spanish and American Illustration, 1870. coloured.); Photo © Tarker; Spanish,  out of copyright
Art, Culture

Discover Spain: Culture, Art and Landscapes

Spain‘s political turmoil with Catalonia has been at the forefront of the news recently but there’s so much more that the country can also be remembered for. Spain is one of the most vibrant, cultural places in the world – the country of fiestas and festivals! From religious occasions like the Semana Santa to literally painting the town red with La Tomatina and the Wine Battle of Haro, there’s lots to enjoy throughout the year. Explore the Bridgeman archive for […]

Art, Culture, History

Et tu, Brute?

Feeling stabbed in the back by politics? Villain or revolutionary, some of history’s most colourful characters had two faces. Often appearing next to the most powerful players of all time, traitors and acts of treason can alter the course of history for good or ill. Marcus Junius Brutus (85-42 B.C.) and Nelson […]

BAL67434 The Last Lap, Penny Farthing Race woven silk Stevengraph, by Thomas Stevens of Coventry, 1872; © Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK;  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

The Evolution of the Bicycle

According to some historians it is almost 200 years since the first documented bike ride by Karl von Drais in 1817 and the city of Mannheim in Germany is planning to celebrate this bicentenary with a major exhibition. The answer to the question of who invented the first bicycle often depends upon the nationality of who […]