Month: December 2016

  On the 30th December 1916, Grigori Rasputin was murdered. This, along with the military defeats in World War One and the many failings of Tsarist Russia triggered a series of incidents throughout 1917 that led to one of the defining moments in world history: The Russian Revolutions. To mark the upcoming centenary of the Russian Revolutions, we have put together a timeline of what happened. Rasputin (1871-1916) russian…

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In honour of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney‘s death on the 15th December 2016 and the much-anticipated 2017 release of the new Beauty and the Beast film starring Emma Watson, take a look at how some Disney princesses were inspired, using images from art history.  ———————————————————– Test your knowledge: 1. Who is widely regarded as the most popular Disney princess? 2. Who was the very…

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  “Stillness is the flower of winter, all hope waits beneath a blanket of white.” – Unknown. Winter is a magical time of year, with a special and rare quietude in the air. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a coat of snow painting the ground, trees and rooftops in a shimmering white. It also may be the most challenging season for…

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Guerrilla Girls: How Sexist is the Art World?

Posted by Published on December 6, 2016

  Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.  – Guerrilla Girls, 1989 This is just one of the alarming figures discovered by the anonymous group of female artists dedicated to fighting sexual and racial discrimination within the art world – the…

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Art of the Feast

Posted by Published on December 4, 2016

It’s time to let out your belt as the seasonal holiday period is upon us. As well as a religious occasion, Christmas is a time to sit around the table with loved ones, enjoy a plentiful feast and be thankful for our blessings. In honour of the holiday, we explore the enduring theme of food and celebration in art as well as the history of…

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Since its creation over 150 years ago, the London underground network has expanded to service 270 stations, becoming the second largest metro system in the world and establishing some of the most iconic and recognisable designs of the 21st century. Over the years the London Underground has certainly had an eventful history, and now it is expected to transform London and the transport industry even further with…

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Is it really Christmas if you haven’t…

Posted by Published on December 1, 2016

  The festive season is upon us! To get in the spirit, tick off our checklist for all your Christmas must-dos. 1. Had a food coma Christmas is the time for adding a few extra rolls to your plate (and your stomach). It wouldn’t be Christmas if you didn’t overindulge on mince pies, Xmas pudding and that epic roast dinner. Admiral magazine advert (colour litho), American…

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Top Art Exhibitions: December 2016

Posted by Published on December 1, 2016

Tired of all the December festivities already? Why not visit some of the latest art exhibitions? This month’s exhibitions are particularly diverse ─ from postmodern sculptures to medieval art. Art and Nature in the Middle Ages 4 Dec – 19 Mar 2017 Dallas Museum of Art, US La Vie Seigneuriale: Scene Galante, c.1500 (tapestry), French School, (16th century) / Musee National du Moyen Age et des Thermes…

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Friday, December 2nd of this year marked the 40th anniversary of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro first taking office as President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba (Cuba’s highest ranking official status). This month, Bridgeman Images takes a look back through our archive of images and clips of the infamous Cuban nationalist.  The Beginnings Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born to a family of seven…

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