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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.

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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  The ‘Windrush Generation’ is the name given to people who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from the Caribbean – an important time in British history. Bridgeman photographer Howard Grey was at Waterloo station photographing the arrival of some of the 1960s wave of immigrants. The ‘Windrush generation’, as they became known, were named after the ship HMT Empire Windrush in which they…

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Top Art Exhibitions: November 2018

Posted by Published on October 17, 2018

  Sydney Nolan: The Ned Nelly Series Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Open until 12th November 2018 This collection presents the fantastic world of Sydney Nolan with a specific focus on his Ned Kelly series. In this exhibition, the life of bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is played out in episodic paintings, each depicting a specific event or period, with most featuring Nolan’s iconic depiction…

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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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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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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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“A snake, am I? Perhaps you’d like to see how ssssnakelike I CAN BE” – Jafar     The history of The World’s Greatest Dog Show has had its Eastenders moments – the poison scandal of 2015, the streaker of 2010, the time that dog did a poo, most years. But the 2018 Crufts finale was a classic: in protest at the canine eugenics of pedigree breeding,…

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We are excited to announce the launch of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018. Now in its 5th year, Bridgeman Studio Award is the fastest growing contemporary art competition for artists, illustrators, and fine art photographers. Partnering with the Affordable Art Fair in New York and London, this year’s prize is our biggest and best yet. Our partnership with the Affordable Art Fair continues a legacy…

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