Tag: footage

Art, Culture, History

Lost In Motion

We are proud to introduce the utterly mesmerising Richard Balzer Collection, a warped world of animated 19th century phenakistoscopes, thaumatropes and zoetropes, available as gifs and video files exclusively from Bridgeman Footage.   There is no decisive point at which the concept of the moving image first came to light. […]

History

Queen Elizabeth on Camera

On 4th June 2016, the nation will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. This year will be a particularly special occasion as it is the Queen’s 90th – she is the longest lived British sovereign in history. Commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary life with footage from the […]

Art, Culture, History

Batman vs. Superman? Who’s your hero? Explore the incredible visual history of American superheroes.

First, a bit of history: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly […]

Art, Culture, History

Fine art at the movies

We highlight images from the Bridgeman archive that have been licensed for several 2014-15 blockbusters and award-winners, used for set dressing and more 1. Cinderella (March 2015) This was a big, $95 million (£64 million) production for Disney. Kenneth Branagh sets his version in the early 19th century and mostly sticks […]

Art, Culture, History

Barbara Hepworth in Dudley Shaw Ashton’s ‘Figures in a Landscape’

On offer at the Tate until next October is a retrospective exhibition on the work of Barbara Hepworth, titled ‘Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World’ the particular focus being her as an international artist. Part of the exhibition includes Dudley Shaw Ashton’s brilliant Figures in Landscape; Barbara Hepworth (owned by Bridgeman Footage), a […]

Art, Culture, History

Forty days & Forty nights

Ash Wednesday kicks off the season for reflection and restraint. Seek inspiration from the archive for your Lent resolutions.  1 – Lose Weight & Get In Shape Take solace in the fact that losing weight and getting in shape are universal obsessions…even the ancient Romans were preoccupied with their figures. If you go on […]