Author: Charlotte Schelling

Marketing intern at Bridgeman Images

The male nude in art is not as often talked about as its female counterpart. However, apart from being easy on the eye, the male body in art is full of history and has undergone a host of fascinating transformations over the past 2000 years. We’ve put together 9 key moments for a whistlestop tour of art historical man candy. Read on, and we’ll reveal…

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“Summertime is always the best of what might be” – Charles Bowden You’ve shed a few layers of clothing, rolled up your trouser legs and your skin is turning redder by the minute. Summer has arrived, and it’s glorious. As warm sunlight gives the world a beautiful glow and crowds flock to the beach, we bring you a curated selection of famous paintings that capture…

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Artist Spotlight: Boissegur

Posted by Published on June 5, 2017

Don’t let the bright, cheerful colours fool you… French artist Boissegur’s paintings are shrouded in mystery. Groups of balloons float around her eerily quiet compositions, and often a boy or a man in a straw hat, called “George” or a girl named “Clara”, appear in the picture. With an exhibition of her intriguing works happening both in her hometown of Paris, as well as at the Chetkin Gallery in New…

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Top Art Exhibitions: June

Posted by Published on June 2, 2017

Looking for creative ways to spend your summer? Look no further. The sunny June weather isn’t the only thing that’s been eagerly anticipated… this month sees the opening of a number of big blockbuster exhibitions we can’t wait to visit. Whether you’re an art connoisseur, Hollywood film buff or science geek, there’s an exhibition to suit every taste this month. Raphael: the Drawings, Ashmolean Museum…

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William Shakespeare famously noted that all the world’s a stage. The world is certainly full of magnificent stages, some of which don’t only host the finest performances, but are spectacular masterpieces in their own right. From the oldest known stone theatre to buildings connected to legendary playwrights, we’ve lined up 7 theatres that provide a glimpse into the history of the performing arts. The Theatre of Dionysus –…

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We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Artist Talk in collaboration with Firmdale Hotels, with none other than the brilliant Eileen Cooper RA, whose copyright is represented by Bridgeman. The event will take place on 24 May at 6:30PM, at Ham Yard Hotel. This is an exciting time for the artist, as she is curating this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, which opens in June. Bridgeman’s…

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Make your way down to G-West Gallery in London Greenwich this month to see the first solo art exhibition by Lubna Speitan, one of Bridgeman’s brilliant Studio Artists.   Contemporary painter Lubna, who has a background in Graphic Design, is best known for her distinctive London nightscapes. With delicately applied ink, oils and acrylic, the artist creates a dramatic play between dark skies and shimmering street lights. These ghostly…

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If you happen to find yourself in Paris or New York this coming October, do pay a visit to the Mairie of the French city’s 1st Arrondissement, or New York’s Chetkin Gallery, to see the upcoming retrospective exhibition of the French artist Boissegur. Boissegur, whose copyright is represented by Bridgeman, studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts and has exhibited internationally in major cities such as London, New York…

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In 2019 one of London’s landmark institutions, the Savoy Hotel, turns 130. Having hosted many glamorous guests including Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Winston Churchill and the Beatles, the hotel on the Strand has an equally dazzling history. We’ve picked out 7 of the most fascinating facts about “London’s Greatest Hotel”.   What’s in a name Although the Savoy hotel was opened in 1889, the story…

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Top Art Exhibitions: May 2017

Posted by Published on April 25, 2017

Welcome to the May edition of our monthly Top Art Exhibitions feature, where we line up the best exhibitions happening around the world. 18th and 19th century art seem to be the trend this month, with a number of exhibitions about these periods opening across Europe and the US. If you’re interested in something a bit more modern, May also sees the opening of big exhibitions on fashion…

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