Month: December 2017

Top 10 Historical Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on December 29, 2017

From UK women winning the right to vote to the first living creature being sent to space, we take a look at some of the historical anniversaries coming up in 2018    1. British woman aged 30 and over got the right to vote, 2 February 1918 – 100 year anniversary “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and…

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Nude artworks have been a popular subject throughout art history, yet most remained in their era’s realms of normalcy. Here are some of the painters that ventured to push the boundaries of what was considered appropriate or aesthetically pleasing for display, confronting themes of sexuality, idealistic body portrayals and femininity. Lucian Freud: Flesh and more flesh The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud painted truly intimate, revealing portraits that…

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The Best Book Covers of 2017

Posted by Published on December 27, 2017

They say never judge a book by its cover… but we all know we’d be lying if it didn’t help sway our opinion. Bridgeman has licensed images for some beautiful covers around the world over the past year. Take a look at some of our highlighted designs, not including the winners of our first ever Book Cover Design Awards 2017.   America   France Germany  …

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Artists Out of Copyright in Japan in 2018

Posted by Published on December 27, 2017

Explore our list of notable artists who are recently out of copyright or will be in 2018, in Japan *Some artworks may not appear on the website due to UK copyright restrictions, please inquire to see more. Rene Magritte Edward Hopper Marcel Duchamp Lucio Fontana Tsugouharu Leonard Foujita   View a more comprehensive list of artists out of copyright   Copyright and Protection Law In…

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It’s been a year of record-breaking auction sales, unseating Andy Warhol as the most expensive American artist at auction. View the top 10 sales of 2017 below, can you feel your wallet wincing?   1. Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), sold for $450 million 2. Qi Baishi, Twelve Landscape Screens (1925), sold for $140.8 million 3. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982), sold for $110.4 million 4. Vincent van Gogh, Laboureur dans…

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Looking for some inspiration for an upcoming occasion, holiday or event? Look no further! Explore our galleries for the finest art images and photography   Valentine‘s Day Mother’s Day Birthday & Parties Easter Congratulations Father’s Day Thank You Remembrance & Sympathy Christmas   Want more? Check our our lightbox of humorous photography

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Discover current and upcoming exhibitions and cultural events taking place in Australia and New Zealand Got something to discuss or add to the list? Get in touch with our account manager for these territories, Giulia Leali December 2018 From Dec – 2019, Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything at the Art Gallery of New South Wales November 2018 24 Nov – 24 Apr 2019, The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial…

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Did you notice 2017’s graphic design trend – the revival of the black background with bold colours? You can see it in cookbooks, on book covers, exhibition stands and also in interior design and fashion in general. Explore this style throughout various times and cultures, with our lightbox of stills. We can find outstanding images for your new products or book covers. Check out some of our previous bookcover case studies and discover how…

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Top 10 Art Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on December 20, 2017

Celebrate and commemorate some of the greatest artists in history with our list of the top art anniversaries you need to know in 2018. Visit our calendar for many more important cultural and historical dates 1. Gustav Klimt 100 years since death, 6 Feb 1918   2. Joan Miró 125 years since birth, 20 Apr 1893   3. Robert Rauschenberg 10 years since death, 12 May 2008   4. Ferdinand Hodler…

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Posted by Published on December 19, 2017

Colour champion Pantone has just announced their Colour of the Year for 2018: 18-3838 Ultra Violet. It’s a provocative and thoughtful shade that oozes originality, ingenuity, a dream-like quality and a vision of the future. It evokes a counterculture flair, an optimism and an empowerment to find new ways to interpret our lives and surroundings. Explore 2018’s colour trend with art images that showcase this compelling…

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