Month: October 2015

Art

Heaven and earth: the duality in Rodin’s work

Posted by Published on October 31, 2015

On 12 November 2015, we celebrate Auguste Rodin’s 175th birth anniversary, and what better way to honour him than talking about his work. Master of nineteenth-century sculpture, Rodin’s work presents the Impressionist quality of accentuating the surface texture of the medium; and just as the rest of the Impressionists, Rodin’s work was often bluntly criticized. His sculptures departed from the traditional style modelled with beauty…

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Claude Monet, Beyond the Water Lilies

Posted by Published on October 22, 2015

Probably Monet’s most recognizable work, the Water Lilies series, is without doubt a masterpiece and a trademark of the Impressionism movement. Monet painted this series in his garden at Giverny between 1900 and 1926, near the end of his life, but before the Water Lilies there is so much more that makes Monet ‘the ultimate Impressionist’. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the artist’s birth (November 14,…

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Dora Holzhandler

Posted by Published on October 22, 2015

George Swinford, the husband of the much loved artist, Dora Holzhandler has informed us that she very sadly died on 8th October.   Dora Holzandler Little Girl with Roses, 2000 (oil on canvas)   Dora was one of the first contemporary artists to sign up with Bridgeman Images and has been one of our most popular Bridgeman artists for many years. As Philip Vann, her…

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Fine art at the movies

Posted by Published on October 16, 2015

We highlight images from the Bridgeman archive that have been licensed for several 2014-15 blockbusters and award-winners, used for set dressing and more 1. Cinderella (March 2015) This was a big, $95 million (£64 million) production for Disney. Kenneth Branagh sets his version in the early 19th century and mostly sticks to the story depicted in the cartoon, that itself draws much from the classic version…

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Studying the Art of the Roman Empire

Posted by Published on October 2, 2015

With the launch of the new Bridgeman Education website, thousands of students in hundreds of institutions around the world will benefit from access to high quality images. I know, because I was one of them. Like many students, I was not looking forward to my final year of university. Perpetually tired and beginning to worry for the future, I took a rather lax approach to…

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