Month: February 2015

Leighton House Museum: A Victorian Obsession

Posted by Published on February 10, 2015

A seductive antidote to the hustle and bustle of modern life, Leighton House beckons visitors to conceive of a different world view, where the adoration of beauty is paramount and time is purely a concept to be played with. President of the Royal Academy, Frederic, Lord Leighton travelled widely and was heavily influenced by the orient – a trait typical among his contemporaries.  Back in…

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Making Of: Book Cover Art 2014

Posted by Published on February 1, 2015

Highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were transformed by designers into book covers in 2014. Every image tells a story.     England’s Emblem, 1907 (earthenware with blue glaze) by Walter Crane (1845-1915) / Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, USA / Bridgeman Images © Allen Lane A still life with glass of wine, tazza and a pewter plate by Hans van Sant (C.17th) / Johnny Van…

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Forty days & Forty nights

Posted by Published on February 1, 2015

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 a diet, make sure you eat enough so that you don’t –  in a fit of…

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