Month: December 2014

Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

Posted by Published on December 31, 2014

  Pantone describe Marsala as ‘naturally robust and earthy wine red.’ Click through to browse more Marsala images on our Pinterest Annually, Pantone declares a colour of the year forecasting which specific hue designers and consumers will all supposedly be using, wearing, and buying for the following 12 months. With a name like Marsala, food becomes a dominant topic of discussion, yet Pantone refers to…

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The Reel East-Enders

Posted by Published on December 22, 2014

Next month Britain’s favourite TV soap, Eastenders, turns 30. Love or loath it, this long-running soap opera has become an iconic and firmly established feature in British popular culture. Reaching the number-one spot in UK television ratings within eight months of launching, it has since remained one of the nation’s most popular shows. The everyday lives of Albert Square’s famous heroes and villains have, over…

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New Year Resolutions not to Break

Posted by Published on December 19, 2014

It’s that time of year to think up resolutions for 2016. (Well, at least for the first couple of weeks in January). Here’s some inspiration from the Bridgeman archive.   Learn Something New Illustrations from ‘A French Alphabet Book of 1814’/ Charles Plante Fine Arts ‘Yearning to learn French? Aching to put on those dancing shoes and learn tango? Go ahead and sign up and…

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Stuck on fresh ideas for those tricky relatives, high-maintenance best friend or significant other with left-field tastes? To help you decide, we’ve selected our favourite products featuring Bridgeman licensed images – but you may end up adding a few to your own Christmas list…    For: the house-proud home-maker ‘This Christmas I will be buying my cousin, who has moved into her first London apartment, this giclee print…

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No ordinary love: 200 years of Sade

Posted by Published on December 1, 2014

Confined to the mental asylum of Charenton, Sade wrote his last will and testament on 30 January 1806. Even in his own lifetime he was an infamous figure. In the 1760s and 1770s he had existed in the public imagination as a poisoner, torturer and vivisectionist. Now towards the end of his life Parisians came to visit Charenton’s theatre that was directed by the still sulphurous…

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The Christmas Truce of 1914

Posted by Published on December 1, 2014

‘Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht. Alles schläft, einsam wacht’.  Just after dawn on a cold Christmas day in 1914 one of the most extraordinary events of the Great War was to unfold. It began with carol-singing in the trenches and both sides eventually ventured in “no man’s land” to mingle and exchange gifts. The temporary ceasefire of The Christmas Truce came only five months after the outbreak of the…

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