Picasso and PaperRoyal Academy of Arts, London, UK9 July – 2 August 2020”We’re reopening on 9 July for Friends and 16 July for the public with a last chance to see ‘Picasso and Paper’ – our major exhibition spanning the artist’s 80-year career and featuring 300 works, including studies for ‘Guernica’ and a 4.8-metre-wide collage.” Revisiting The DecameronFlowers Gallery, London, UK (Online Exhibition)6 July –…

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The season of summer, its effect on the environment, and the culture associated with the warmest time of the year has inspired artists for centuries. From impressionist depictions of summer gardens and beautiful bridges to modern interpretations of childhood summers spent enjoying beach sunsets and ice cream, step into our world of summer inspired artwork and art evoking a sprightly, energised feeling from around the…

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As we enter another month of self isolation during the ongoing pandemic, many of our artists are finding unique ways to display their work in online shows and with limited gallery viewings – discover a selection of this month’s shows here, from online galleries to limited time events. Celia Paul – I See YouVictoria Miro (Online Exhibition)Until 4 JulyI See You is the latest exhibition…

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The sun is shining and the cold of winter has faded – Spring is here! Unfortunately, many of us are self-isolating due to the current pandemic, so we can’t make the most of the weather! We’d like to share a selection of our artists with a spring in their step. Discover how the season has inspired artists from across the world! Rachel CampbellRachel Campbell is…

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200 Years Since The Death of Napoleon

Posted by Published on March 24, 2020

The 5th of May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the once highly revered emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. We look back on his life and note some key images from the archive. Napoleon was born Napoleon Di Buonaparte on August the 15th, 1769 to a relatively modest family of minor noble descent, on the French island of Corsica. The French revolution came to…

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The male nude in art is not as often talked about as its female counterpart. However, apart from being easy on the eye, the male body in art is full of history and has undergone a host of fascinating transformations over the past 2000 years. We’ve put together 9 key moments for a whistlestop tour of art historical man candy. Read on, and we’ll reveal…

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8 March: International Women’s Day

Posted by Published on February 24, 2020

This International Women’s Day, Bridgeman Images 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 and women’s rights. From the first convention on women’s rights in…

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Whether you’re working on a textbook, academic project or e-learning application, Bridgeman is a comprehensive visual resource for every era and subject, with a growing footage collection. Publishers know they are in safe hands with Bridgeman Images as we take care of usage rights for many different collections of images, ensuring the process is simple and easy. See below for highlighted content. Please don’t hesitate…

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28th Feb 2021: The Gulf War – 30 Years Since

Posted by Published on February 17, 2020

February the 28th 2021 marks the 30 year anniversary of the end of the Gulf War, the 6 month long international conflict that claimed almost 500,000 lives.The Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein announced the invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, under the impression that Kuwait was stealing Iraqi petroleum and the belief system that Kuwait was an artificial state carved out of the Iraqi coast…

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The UN predicts that we have only 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, which would require serious involvement from people, politicians and businesses. We had a look at eight artists and photographers using their platform to highlight these issues and encourage this social change. 1. Olafur Eliasson Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson firmly believes that artists and other drivers of the cultural…

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