Month: May 2015

The Nicolas Roeg Archive

Posted by Published on May 30, 2015

Bridgeman Footage is the proud home to the exclusive Nicolas Roeg collection – a series of interviews on the art of filmmaking with one of Britain’s most influential directors. The legendary cinematographer will also be celebrating his 90th birthday on the 15th of August, 2018.   In this rare collection of interviews in his home in West London, Roeg discusses everything from his early work on…

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Election season is most certainly in full swing! While the US anxiously waits to the see who is running for president (and who’s not) in the 2016 elections, the UK have voted in their general election on May 7. Social media seems to have taken a break from cat videos in favor of divisive political discourse. Here are 10 interesting facts about the way we…

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Hugh Jackman is reportedly in talks to play the lead in a movie adaptation of The Odyssey.  In Homer’s epic poem, the Sirens sing a song so irresistible that none can hear it and escape. Circe warns Odysseus of the danger and tells him how to avoid it. He must plug up his mens’ ears with beeswax, and have himself tied to the mast if…

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Set in the ancient parkland of Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Estate, Wilderness Festival is the multi-award winning 4-day festival combining live music, contemporary arts and an array of theatre, craftsmanship and dining experiences. A new concept for 2015, the Wilderness Studio aims to bring affordable art classes to the wilds.  This is the first of our series highlighting the Bridgeman Studio artists taking part.   Papercutting workshop at Wilderness…

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You might think that heels are just glamorous (albeit impractical) fashion accessories for women, but they have much more cultural significance than you may realise. For centuries shoes have developed in their purpose, styles and transformative capacities, and with the latest advancements in footwear technology there’s no stopping their evolution.   Origins Mongolia / China: A Mongol horseman with a composite bow, c. 13th century /…

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This is the second part of our ‘Stolen! The biggest art heists of all time (Part 1)‘ In this incredible journey back through some of the most outrageous art crimes in history we look at Picasso’s Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, Van Gogh’s Blossoming Chesnut Branches, Edvard Munch’s The Madonna and last but not least Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Sao Paulo Museum of Art, Brazil (2007)…

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Take every image that you associate with a music festival of old, throw it out and start afresh. Wilderness is the multi-award winning 4-day festival combining live music, contemporary arts and an array of theatre, craftsmanship and dining experiences. Set in the beautiful forests and ancient parkland of Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Estate, this is a festival for grown-ups preferring to expand their minds intellectually to getting mashed up. Think lavish banquets from Michelin-starred…

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With a bevy of egregious art thefts around the world, and the upcoming film, “Monuments Men”, about WWII Nazi-looted art, we list the most infamous art heists in history, using images from the archive. The Real ‘Monuments Men’ and Nazi-Looted Art The upcoming ‘Monuments Men’ film, directed by and starring George Clooney, will premier on 7 February 2014. The plot tracks the attempts of museum…

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Tucked away in a corner of historic Balboa Park, the Timken Museum of Art is probably one of San Diego’s best-hidden gems, and one of the finest small museums in the world. Established in 1965, this year the Timken celebrates its 50 anniversary. The modern travertine, bronze and glass building was designed by the firm of Frank L. Hope and Associates. Architect John Mock (Hope’s architect in charge of contemporary design),…

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A film about the liberation of the Nazi death camps won prizes at last night’s FOCAL International’s Gala Awards Ceremony, which honour the use of footage in productions. André Singer’s documentary Night Will Fall scooped two wins from the three final nominations it received – in the categories Best Use of Footage in a History Production and in a Cinema Production.   Using remarkable archive footage…

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