Tag: women

History

8 March: International Women’s Day

Bridgeman Footage pays tribute to the women in our archive, from the famous to the unsung, the thinkers and the doers, the artistic and the sporty, the strong and the maternal   Heroines of Women’s Suffrage The Suffragette Movement of the early 20th century is synonymous with the notion of gender equality […]

XAM66129 Death and Life, c.1911 (oil on canvas) by Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918); 177.8x198.1 cm; Private Collection; Austrian,  out of copyright
Art, What's On

Gustav Klimt: 100 years

  In today’s art community, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt‘s stunningly sumptuous images are consistently a popular favourite; his glimmering world of opulence and eroticism is irresistible. An artist far ahead of his time, he is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the twentieth century, with one of art history’s […]

Art, Culture, Uncategorized

Mary Fedden OBE RA (1915-2012)

Look back at the celebrated British artist’s career and pick out a few observations on her style, technique and subject matter. Explore joyful, colourful works in the Bridgeman archive.  Mary Fedden (1915-2012) is described by some as ‘one of Britain’s finest and best-loved contemporary artists’[1]. Probably most well-known for her still-life’s, […]

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Art, Culture, History

Beautiful Bodies

From voluptuous curves to corseted waists, the female body has been celebrated in all shapes and sizes.   January is traditionally considered the time to kick-start diet and fitness regimes to achieve body beautiful. In an age of fad diets, de-toxing and body obsession, one has to wonder where this fixation […]

Culture

Exposing the History of Underwear

There’s a pants party and you’re invited; the V&A’s much-anticipated exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear will be revealing all to the public from the 16th April. It will examine the practicalities of various underwear models from the 18th century to the present day and their sexual appeal in fashion, […]

KIN64974 Portrait of Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) seated in her garden next to one of her sculptures (photo); Photo Credit: Peter Kinnear;  it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
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 […]