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Founded in 1972, Bridgeman Images is the world's leading rights-managed specialists in licensing art images and video to creative professionals. It has built up a global client base through offices in London, New York, Italy, Paris and Berlin, representing leading museums and artists for copyright. Bridgeman Images splits reproduction fees with its partner collections, creating a vital revenue stream for the museum sector.

200 Years Since The Death of Napoleon

Posted by Published on March 24, 2020

The 5th of May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the once highly revered emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. We look back on his life and note some key images from the archive. Napoleon was born Napoleon Di Buonaparte on August the 15th, 1769 to a relatively modest family of minor noble descent, on the French island of Corsica. The French revolution came to…

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8 March: International Women’s Day

Posted by Published on February 24, 2020

This International Women’s Day, Bridgeman Images pays tribute to the women in our archive, from the famous to the unsung, the thinkers and the doers, the artistic and the sporty, the strong and the maternal.   Heroines of Women’s Suffrage The Suffragette Movement of the early 20th century is synonymous with the notion of gender equality and women’s rights. From the first convention on women’s rights in…

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28th Feb 2021: The Gulf War – 30 Years Since

Posted by Published on February 17, 2020

February the 28th 2021 marks the 30 year anniversary of the end of the Gulf War, the 6 month long international conflict that claimed almost 500,000 lives.The Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein announced the invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, under the impression that Kuwait was stealing Iraqi petroleum and the belief system that Kuwait was an artificial state carved out of the Iraqi coast…

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Dadamaino: Give Time to SpaceA arte Invernizzi, Milan Until 5th February 2020 Lauded for her consistency and idiosyncrasy of style, Italian artist Dadamaino is being celebrated by a solo exhibition of her work at Milan’s A arte Invernizzi gallery. The exhibition itself is a white maze of eclectic pieces from the late 50s to 70s with a focus on Dadamaino’s exploration of the relationship between…

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Icons of Female Fashion Design

Posted by Published on January 23, 2020

‘Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.’ —Diana Vreeland With the approach of London Fashion week between February 14th-18th, we’re excited about the future of fashion in an environmentally conscious and forward thinking decade. But looking…

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With excitement buzzing around Pantone’s recent release of their colours for Spring/Summer 2020, we looked through each of the shades, how they are represented in the Bridgeman Archive, and some of the connotations that surround them. The spring/summer 2020 colour palette offers a wide variety of shades, from the overtly vibrant in ‘Biscay Green’ and ‘Flame Scarlet’ to the more muted, earth-toned shades such as…

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Launching on the 5th of October 2019 to celebrate Black History month in the UK and promoting the Art of Diversity, the international Bridgeman Studio Award is sponsored this year by Verizon Media. Now in its 6th year, the Bridgeman Studio Award is the fastest growing contemporary art competition for artists, illustrators and fine art photographers. Our partnership with Verizon Media continues a legacy of previous competitions where the Bridgeman Studio…

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Top Art Exhibitions: March 2019

Posted by Published on March 6, 2019

March is a bumper month for exhibitions around the world. Two Bridgeman Copyright artists’ have exhibitions this month – Lucian Freud in Dublin, and Maggi Hambling in Beijing. There is also the beautiful miniatures exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London – one not to be missed. See below for more gems opening this month.   IMMA Collection: Freud Project Gaze on now until…

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Top Art Exhibitions: January 2019

Posted by Published on December 21, 2018

It’s a brand new year, and 2019 is being kicked off with some fantastic new exhibitions and shows as arts organisations continue to find new and fascinating ways to look at and display artwork in the 21st century. Have a look at some of the latest fantastic exhibitions worldwide below – from 1930’s couture fashion to Warhol, and medieval manuscripts to Suffragettes it’s all here!  …

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