Month: May 2018

Queen Victoria: A timeline

Posted by Published on May 30, 2018

On May 24, 2019 it will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of “the grandmother of Europe”, Queen Victoria. On this occasion let’s go back on its history… Queen Victoria reigned over the United Kingdom 63 years and seven months, a record beaten by the current Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended the throne in 1952. The long reign of Victoria remains associated with an…

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Music & Dance: Performing Arts

Posted by Published on May 25, 2018

Following the announcement of our acquisition of Lebrecht Photo Library, the world’s largest image bank for classical music and related arts, we are highlighting material from the Bridgeman archive relating to the performing and musical arts. Lebrecht is the world’s most comprehensive image bank for every genre of music: classical music, jazz, opera, rock music, as well as musical instruments, notation, Broadway musicals, dance and ballet. It…

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Top Art Exhibitions: June 2018

Posted by Published on May 25, 2018

Planes, Trains and Automobiles | Transportation Photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 2nd June – 13th January 2019 ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ is the third exhibition in a series aiming to demonstrate the exhaustive photo archive held by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Featuring works from Alfred G Buckham (1879-1956), Humphrey Spender (1910-2005), Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and others, it displays the…

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928), architect, designer, fine artist and the founder of the “Glasgow Style” or the “Glasgow School” turns 150 in June. We take a brief look at the great man’s career and work. The beginning.. Born in Glasgow on 7 June 1868 (the fourth of eleven children), Mackintosh was apprenticed to a local architect John Hutchison, but in 1889…

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Auguste and Louis Lumière: In Focus

Posted by Published on May 15, 2018

To mark 70 years since the death of Louis Lumiere on June 6th, 1948 we’re selecting highlights from the archive featuring the Lumiere brothers – pioneers of the moving image. The two boys were born in the early 1860s in Besançon, France, but grew up in Lyon where much of their experimentation took place. Their father, Charles-Antoine Lumière owned a small factory with his wife, Jeanne Joséphine…

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Inspired by the upcoming Dorothea Lange exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London until September, we take a look at great women showing us their view of the world from behind the lens…   Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965)  “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange was an American photographer known for her powerful…

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  Tony Vaccaro Renowned lifestyle and fashion photographer Tony Vaccaro has lived an amazing life. He has traveled the world, photographing the most prominent personalities of the 20th century while working for Flair, Look and Life magazines – including Picasso, Duchamp, Muhammad Ali and Sophia Lauren. His photography career started however in less glamorous circumstances. In 1943 he joined the Allies in World War II taking…

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The Bridgeman Archive features work from many of history’s greatest photographers. However, a lesser-known fact is that the archive also contains footage of these greats at work and at home, directly in front of the camera – history on record. Today we’re looking at this footage and spotlighting iconic works from other photographers whose work is held in the archive. Ansel Adams   These clips…

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