Month: August 2018

Top Art Exhibitions: September 2018

Posted by Published on August 31, 2018

  Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic The Garden Museum, London, 8 August – 30 September 2018 Incredibly, 2018 is the centenary of the first appearance of Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairy illustrations. Barker’s magic is in her attention to detail; she sketched the fairies from children in her sister’s nursery, and every plant is botanically accurate. To celebrate the centenary the Garden Museum is putting on…

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Colours of autumn: paintings of the season

Posted by Published on August 28, 2018

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus Across much of the world, autumn or fall is the most beautiful time of the year with trees glistening with gold, red, yellow and orange. The turning of the season has captivated artists for centuries with many painters also using it as an opportunity to  contemplate the themes of change and decay. Below…

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How To Use The Site

Posted by Published on August 15, 2018

Looking for something specific in the Bridgeman Archive but not sure how to begin? It can be as simple as ABC, but the Archive has lots of additional tools to help you refine your search. Here are some exciting new features we have added to make finding the images you need much more easily.. Reverse Search If you have a low res or cropped copy…

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  Bridgeman Images have teamed up with social media influencer and art curator Katy Hessel – founder of @thegreatwomenartists Instagram account which champions contemporary and modern art from Katy’s favourite female artists sighted on her travels. This prize is for female artists – more on this below.   @thegreatwomenartists was set up in October 2015 by 24 year-old art historian Katy Hessel as an aim to rewrite…

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Mark Adlington A Memory of Elephants John Martin Gallery: 13 – 29 September 2018 38 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4JG Mon – Fri 10-6, Saturday 10-1:30 “This exhibition is called “A Memory of Elephants” after their collective noun but unusually, most of the paintings are of individuals. Age, gender, size, beauty, character, eccentricity, boldness, or the lack of it, defined each elephant I was lucky…

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Top Art Exhibitions: August 2018

Posted by Published on August 6, 2018

  Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier The Design Museum, London,  10th May – 7th October 2018 This exhibition was originally planned with Alaïa before he died in November 2017. The designer’s appreciation of the human form, stemming from his early training as a sculptor, is evident in the clothes he created, each handmade and unique. The exhibition uses carefully chosen garments, anecdotes and images to give not…

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