Month: June 2016

Art

Odilon Redon: 100 years

Posted by Published on June 30, 2016

The 6th July, 2016 marks a century since the death of the French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist, Odilon Redon. Discover his enchanting works and the inspirations behind them: Early talent Odilon Redon (1840-1916) , Guy & Mockel (19th-20th century) / Archives Larousse, Paris, France Odilon Redon began drawing as a child and at the early age of ten he had already been awarded…

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Varpu Kronholm is a Finnish surface pattern designer who combines digital and organic elements, to produce dreamy, contemporary designs inspired by the natural world. Originally trained as a fashion designer, a passion for pattern steered her towards a career in freelance textile design. Now based in London, her work is available for licensing via Bridgeman Studio, the contemporary platform of Bridgeman Images. To celebrate, Bridgeman has asked the…

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The third Bridgeman Podcast is out and it’s full of interesting information from Lucy Innes Williams and Charlotte Proctor Smith about the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016. In this episode the two give some great insight, tips and advice on who, what and how you should enter the competition. They explain how the winner will have a wonderful experience working with best-selling author Rosie Garland, as well as the…

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Soccer, football, kicking a round leather thing down a field and preferably into a net…whatever you like to call it, this sport is set to take over Summer 2016. With 51 matches played by 24 teams of 11 men for a duration of 90 minutes, the important math all adds up to….1 TROPHY  To the aesthete it is an art form, an athletic ballet. To…

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At this time of the year newspapers and magazines are always full of favourite books for the holidays – what is a good read for the beach, for the mountains, for long train journeys? Do you have such a favourite book? Maybe even one you can read time and again without getting tired of it? Mine is definitely F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s “Tender is the Night”…

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  Taking inspiration from retro pop culture, this Japanese artist brings the disco era back to life. Yoko Honda is an artist to watch. She was one of the winners of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2015, a competition to uncover emerging image-making talent supported by Creative Review. One of the prizes was a product line created and sold at Wilderness festival and on CultureLabel.com.  As part of…

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2016 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the UK’s greatest landscape architects, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, with a year-long festival launched to celebrate his life, work and legacy. Born in 1716, his panoramas of rolling grassland, mighty oaks and shimmering water still grace many stately homes and parks across England including Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth, Burghley, Compton Verney and Highclere Castle – the real Downton Abbey….

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Top Art Exhibitions: June 2016

Posted by Published on June 1, 2016

From ruinous imagined landscapes to the bustle of New York city, dive into the start of summer with a curated selection of exhibitions around the world… Bill Jacklin RA: The Graphic Work 1961-2016 3 June – 28 Aug 2016 RA, London The Bar IV, 1993, Bill Jacklin (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images This is the first ever retrospective of Bill Jacklin RA‘s…

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Lost In Motion

Posted by Published on June 1, 2016

We are proud to introduce the utterly mesmerising Richard Balzer Collection, a warped world of animated 19th century phenakistoscopes, thaumatropes and zoetropes, available as gifs and video files exclusively from Bridgeman Footage.   There is no decisive point at which the concept of the moving image first came to light. It is an ancient human obsession – even in the Ice Age, people were entertained…

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