Tag: artists

Nude artworks have been a popular subject throughout art history, yet most remained in their era’s realms of normalcy. Here are some of the painters that ventured to push the boundaries of what was considered appropriate or aesthetically pleasing for display, confronting themes of sexuality, idealistic body portrayals and femininity. Lucian Freud: Flesh and more flesh The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud painted truly intimate, revealing portraits that…

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Explore our list of notable artists who are recently out of copyright or will be in 2018, in Japan *Some artworks may not appear on the website due to UK copyright restrictions, please inquire to see more. Rene Magritte Edward Hopper Marcel Duchamp Lucio Fontana Tsugouharu Leonard Foujita   View a more comprehensive list of artists out of copyright   Copyright and Protection Law In…

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It’s been a year of record-breaking auction sales, unseating Andy Warhol as the most expensive American artist at auction. View the top 10 sales of 2017 below, can you feel your wallet wincing?   1. Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), sold for $450 million 2. Qi Baishi, Twelve Landscape Screens (1925), sold for $140.8 million 3. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982), sold for $110.4 million 4. Vincent van Gogh, Laboureur dans…

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Discover current and upcoming exhibitions and cultural events taking place in Australia and New Zealand Got something to discuss or add to the list? Get in touch with our account manager for these territories, Giulia Leali December 2018 From Dec – 2019, Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything at the Art Gallery of New South Wales November 2018 24 Nov – 24 Apr 2019, The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial…

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Celebrate and commemorate some of the greatest artists in history with our list of the top art anniversaries you need to know in 2018. Visit our calendar for many more important cultural and historical dates 1. Gustav Klimt 100 years since death, 6 Feb 1918   2. Joan Miró 125 years since birth, 20 Apr 1893   3. Robert Rauschenberg 10 years since death, 12 May 2008   4. Ferdinand Hodler…

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Discover current and upcoming exhibitions and cultural events taking place in Japan Got something to discuss or add to the list? Get in touch with our account manager for Japan, Giulia Leali  October 2018 5 October 2018 – 3 February 2019, Making the Difference: Vermeer and Dutch Art at the Ueno Royal Museum August 2018 15 Aug – Obon festival July 2018 14 July – 24 Sep. Monet‘s…

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Beat the January blues and visit these fantastic exhibitions, which are sure to kick start a year of awe-inspiring art and culture across the globe. Arthur Streeton: The Art of War December 15 2017 – April 29 2018, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia The Somme Valley near Corbie, 1919 (oil on canvas) by Ernest Arthur  Streeton (1867-1943); Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia/ Bridgeman Images…

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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 all the things that make Spain rich in culture, including Spanish-born artists and beautiful landscapes. See below for our curated…

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The art world is full of scandal and, as the 50th anniversary of the attempted murder of Andy Warhol is next year we have collected our 5 favorite art scandals and controversies. 1 – Andy Warhol Well if this post is because of the 50th anniversary of this scandal it’s fitting that this one comes first. On 3rd June 1968 the author Valerie Solanas went…

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Et tu, Brute?

Posted by May 31, 2017

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 Mandela (1918-present) were both considered traitors to their governments, but their bold actions helped to change the…

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