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Art

The Best Book Covers of 2017

They say never judge a book by its cover… but we all know we’d be lying if it didn’t help sway our opinion. Bridgeman has licensed images for some beautiful covers around the world over the past year. Take a look at some of our highlighted designs, not including the winners […]

Dulle Griet (Mad Meg) raiding Hell (oil on panel) by Ryckaert, David III (1612-61); 47.5x63 cm; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Culture

10 Baddest Witches

  Apparently it’s Hallowe’en this month?? Again?? Here are some independent women that the patriarchy just couldn’t handle… awards based on badness and relevance to Beyonce songs.   10. Horned witch. I dig the horned coif, this witch is fierce. Pat your weave, ladies (carefully because it’s sharp)!   9. Circe: best […]

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Art, Culture

Making of: Best Book Cover Art of 2015

Here is our annual feature highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were adapted for some of the best book covers of 2015. Which is your favourite? From top: © The Folio Society;  Ms 6 f.243 Battle of Agincourt, 1415 (detail), English with Flemish illuminations, from the ‘St. Alban’s Chronicle’ (vellum), English […]

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Art, What's On

The Artful Duality of Ali Smith’s Novel

In the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel How To Be Both, the intertwined stories of a 15th-century painter and a 21st-century teenager illuminate questions of art, identity, and immortality. The expansive nature of Ali Smith’s novel is highlighted by the interesting juxtaposition of the cover photograph of 60’s singers Sylvie Vartan and Francoise […]