Month: July 2017

Art

Monarch of the Glen: secured for the nation

Posted by Published on July 27, 2017

Earlier this year, The National Galleries of Scotland acquired one of the most famous paintings of the nineteenth century, The Monarch of the Glen for the nation.  The acquisition was made possible thanks to a range of donations from the public, trusts, foundations and a part gift by previous owners, Diageo Scotland Ltd. The painting, by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) will live in the heart of Edinburgh at the…

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Italy: La Dolce Vita!

Posted by Published on July 25, 2017

Bridgeman is excited to be launching a new Italian office this year. To celebrate, we thought we’d revel in all the cultural gems of Italy, from artistic masterpieces to travel inspirations. Perhaps you might even be able to fit in a spontaneous trip there this summer… Italy’s twenty regions feel more like twenty independent states, each with their own traditions, dialects, architecture and glorious food. This little boot-shaped country…

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Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

Posted by Published on July 21, 2017

The Leighton House Museum is currently hosting an exhibition on Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity explores Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s fascination with domesticity in ancient life and in relation to his own domestic circumstances in 19th century London.  His work reflected ideas, populated on stage and screen, of the aesthetics of antiquity. The exhibition follows his life in the Netherlands and the UK.  In…

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Solo exhibition: Neil Libbert

Posted by Published on July 17, 2017

This Summer, visit Neil Libbert‘s first major solo exhibition at the Michel Hoppen Gallery.  Here, we take a look at the photographer’s life and work. Libbert’s work as a photojournalist and freelance photographer looks back in time, presenting life for ordinary people and celebrities in a personal and intimate way, with his work mainly focused in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Background Neil Libbert was born…

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Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

Posted by Published on July 14, 2017

18th July 1918, is the birth date of one of the most influential leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela, who is arguably the most important person in bringing about the end of Apartheid, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the 1st black president of South Africa, certainly deserves celebrating. Early Life and Career Rolihlahla Mandela (later named Nelson by his school teacher in accordance…

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We Heart Larry Smart

Posted by Published on July 5, 2017

Welcome to the psychedelic world of Larry Smart, a trippy smorgasbord of vivid colours and swirling shapes. The Muse Gallery in London just held the first ever solo exhibition on the artist, appropriately titled RETRO-spective, to tie in with the Summer of Love – now celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. If you were unfortunate enough to miss this display of iconic pop legends including John Lennon,…

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