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“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.” E.E. Cummings In our Around the World series we turn our attention to the USA, currently the most powerful nation in the world. Take a look at our hand selected…

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“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens Charles Dickens, author and social critic, is one of the most well loved authors in the world and the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. He has created some of the most iconic literary characters of all time, and enjoyed unprecedented success during his…

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The creative world is filled with great love stories between artists who have inspired each other to achieve great things. Some of these stories have ended happily, some in tragedy. From John and Yoko to Frida and Diego, we take a look at some of these artistic power couples and the effect they had on each other and the world around them.   Diego Rivera &…

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From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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Lucian Freud Competition

Posted by October 11, 2018

We are excited to announce the publication of Phaidon Press’s latest release in its series of high-end art literature, a monograph on the work of the great British painter and Bridgeman Copyright artist Lucian Freud. Lucian Freud Competition – Win a signed copy of the book! With more than 480 illustrations, this is the most comprehensive publication to date on one of the greatest painters of the…

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The Troubles,  internationally known as the Northern Ireland Conflict, was a “low-level” war that spanned a period of 30 years. Bridgeman Images photographer Alain le Garsmeur now lives in Northern Ireland, and his moving photos taken during the Troubles capture this unsettling and violent time in history. In August 2019, it will be 50 years since the deployment of troops in Northern Ireland.   Background to the Troubles…

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This year’s 11th November marks the centenary of Armistice Day, one hundred years since the end of the conflict of the First World War, the ripples of which are still felt today. As part of a worldwide celebration, English and German governments are calling for bells to be rung in bell towers across both the UK and Germany, with a push for other nations to join the celebration.  …

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Marcel Duchamp rose to notoriety in the 20th Century, pushing the boundaries of what art could be with his scandalous ‘ready-mades’, sculptures and paintings. When researching Duchamp, I came across a clip of an interview between the artist and James Johnson Sweeny, former director of the Guggenheim Museum, produced by the National Broadcasting Company in 1956. The documentary opens on a shot of Duchamp himself…

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  Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic The Garden Museum, London, 8 August – 30 September 2018 Incredibly, 2018 is the centenary of the first appearance of Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairy illustrations. Barker’s magic is in her attention to detail; she sketched the fairies from children in her sister’s nursery, and every plant is botanically accurate. To celebrate the centenary the Garden Museum is putting on…

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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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