Month: January 2018

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is the UK and Europe’s pre-eminent prize for figurative and representational art, showcasing important new works by emerging and established artists. The competition champions figurative art today and examines how it has emerged and transformed over the years. It is one of the most valuable open art competitions in Europe. We are proud that four Bridgeman Studio artists are featured in the…

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This is a historic time for women. The 6th of February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918. This legislation enabled women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time and paved the way for universal suffrage ten years later. It was the catalyst for several significant milestones on the track towards democratic equality. The year also sees…

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Design Trend Insights for 2018

Posted by Published on January 24, 2018

12 predicted trends for the year to come At the start of each year we’re on the hunt for the standout design, product and homeware trends that will take everyone by storm. This year was no exception and we scoured the premier retail tradeshow for creative lifestyle buyers, Top Drawer, for indications as to what’s rising in popularity. Here’s what we expect to see more of this year. Bright Colour…

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In addition to the main prize, 10 shortlisted entries in the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 will be showcased at this year’s London Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, and the winner will be chosen by up to 22,000 art lovers and collectors visiting the October fair. The winner will also receive a £150 gift Voucher from Cass Art. Open to all artists worldwide, this really is an…

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Fashion Week: 2018 Fashion Trends

Posted by Published on January 17, 2018

As UK and US Fashion Weeks are on there way, we thought we would have a look at some of the key trends predicted to emerge in 2018. As will all fashion trends – their genesis can be traced back to previous fashion trends, so here look at what has gone before with images from our archive, and how it relates to what’s to come…….

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2018’s Chinese New Year of the Dog will see a multitude of festivities taking place across the world, commencing from the 16th of February. Join us in celebrating the richness of Chinese culture and history, from royal emperors and architectural feats to a deep love affair with the arts. Explore the Bridgeman archive for all the things that make China so inspiring and interesting. See…

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Lumiere London is an annual light festival that highlights the capital’s spectacular architecture and streets, with over fifty works created by visionary UK and international artists. The aim is to transform the city and change the way we think about public space. This year Lumiere is taking place over four evenings, from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 January 2018. To celebrate the return of this light…

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Top Art Exhibitions: February 2018

Posted by Published on January 10, 2018

Stay out of the cold and visit these wonderful exhibitions happening around the world this month:   Ocean Liners: Speed and Style February 3, 2018 – June 10, 2018, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, and the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and discover how these impressive…

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Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted by Published on January 10, 2018

From the moment of her accession in February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been subjected to relentless visual scrutiny and has been one of the most depicted women in the world. Take a look at a selection of painted portraits of Her Majesty through the ages, from the 50s to the present day and discover how the artists have managed to capture her character and…

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Explore our list of notable artists who will be out of copyright in 2018 *Applicable to countries where works authored by an individual, under their own name or a known pseudonym, are protected for seventy years following the individual’s death. These include but are not limited to the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the US, Finland, Sweden and more. Pierre Bonnard A French painter and printmaker, as well…

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