Month: September 2018

The Troubles,  internationally known as the Northern Ireland Conflict, was a “low-level” war that spanned a period of 30 years. Bridgeman Images photographer Alain le Garsmeur now lives in Northern Ireland, and his moving photos taken during the Troubles capture this unsettling and violent time in history. In August 2019, it will be 50 years since the deployment of troops in Northern Ireland.   Background to the Troubles…

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Top Art Exhibitions: October 2018

Posted by Published on September 27, 2018

Exhibition season in London is here! With Frieze, the Affordable Art fair and more, this month our calendars are looking very busy. Be sure to catch all the best current exhibitions and shows to make the most of it!   Picasso: Masterpiece!   Musée Picasso, Paris, 4th September 2018 – 13th January 2019 Through works sourced from The Musée National Picasso-Paris archives and pieces loaned…

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It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting colder, evenings are creeping in and we’re getting out our warm coats – Autumn is here, and with it comes Halloween! This is a great time of year to look at some of the archive’s creepiest content – Witches, Vampires, Cats, Ghosts and more can all be found in abundance. Join us as we…

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The British Library holds an extensive collection of letters reaching back through history. Here we select some of the most astonishing. Henry VIII (1491-1547)    The British Library has an extensive collection of correspondence surrounding Henry VIII . These extraordinary documents range from secretive letters between the king and his advisors, emotional messages between Lady Jane Grey and her sister during her incarceration, to formal,…

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We’re excited to announce the second annual Bridgeman Book Cover Design Awards!   Bridgeman prides itself on working closely with designers in all industries, but since Bridgeman’s early history nearly 50 years ago, the close working relationship with publishing designers is second to none in the licensing industry. Each year, we look back and celebrate the best book covers of the year that used Bridgeman images in…

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This year’s 11th November marks the centenary of Armistice Day, one hundred years since the end of the conflict of the First World War, the ripples of which are still felt today. As part of a worldwide celebration, English and German governments are calling for bells to be rung in bell towers across both the UK and Germany, with a push for other nations to join the celebration.  …

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Art

Marcel Duchamp: 50 Years Since His Death

Posted by Published on September 24, 2018

Marcel Duchamp rose to notoriety in the 20th Century, pushing the boundaries of what art could be with his scandalous ‘ready-mades’, sculptures and paintings. When researching Duchamp, I came across a clip of an interview between the artist and James Johnson Sweeny, former director of the Guggenheim Museum, produced by the National Broadcasting Company in 1956. The documentary opens on a shot of Duchamp himself…

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