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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.

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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  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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