Author: Stella Calvert-Smith

Marketing Executive at Bridgeman Images. Lover of art and travel.

Images in Action: Year of the Dog

Posted by Published on February 7, 2018

Bridgeman Studio artist Alice Gur-Arie creates a portrait of a mastiff for Year of the Dog, commissioned by Vollmer Cultural Consultants, Inc.     This is the fifth “Year of” commission she has done for the New York based company. She will also be exhibiting her work at Roy’s People Art Fair from the 12th – 15th April in London. Bridgeman Studio artist Alice Gur-Arie…

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Fashion Week: 2018 Fashion Trends

Posted by Published on January 17, 2018

As UK and US Fashion Weeks are on there way, we thought we would have a look at some of the key trends predicted to emerge in 2018. As will all fashion trends – their genesis can be traced back to previous fashion trends, so here look at what has gone before with images from our archive, and how it relates to what’s to come…….

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Top Art Exhibitions: February 2018

Posted by Published on January 10, 2018

Stay out of the cold and visit these wonderful exhibitions happening around the world this month:   Ocean Liners: Speed and Style February 3, 2018 – June 10, 2018, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, and the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and discover how these impressive…

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Top 10 USA Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on January 2, 2018

From the birth of Louis Comfort Tiffany to the assassination of Martin Luther King, we take a look at US anniversaries coming up in 2018 1. Louis Comfort Tiffany – American artist and designer – dies, January 17th, 1933 – 85 year anniversary “Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.” – Louis Comfort Tiffany   2. Tet Offensive –  one of…

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Top 10 Cultural Anniversaries

Posted by Published on January 2, 2018

 From the publication of Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein to the release of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark film 2001: A Space Odyssey, we take a look at some of the cultural anniversaries coming up in 2018   1. Mary Shelley’s masterwork Frankenstein is published, 1 January 1818 – 200 year anniversary “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I…

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Top 10 Historical Anniversaries 2018

Posted by Published on December 29, 2017

From UK women winning the right to vote to the first living creature being sent to space, we take a look at some of the historical anniversaries coming up in 2018    1. British woman aged 30 and over got the right to vote, 2 February 1918 – 100 year anniversary “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and…

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“I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion. Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the…

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Top Art Exhibitions: December 2017

Posted by Published on November 28, 2017

This month we highlight exhibitions in the UK, USA, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Finland. Stay out of the cold and visit these wonderful exhibitions happening around the world this month: In the Tower: Anne Truitt November 19, 2017 – April 1, 2018, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA   Minami Invitation Card (recto), 1967 (colour litho), Anne Truitt (1921-2004) / © annetruitt.org /…

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When the men were not fighting, they would have to find ways to pass the long tedious hours. These were also opportunities to find a way to recreate some moments of normality in an otherwise surreal and unpredictable situation. Using images for our Look and Learn Collection, I would like to illustrate these lighter moments in the life of the World War I soldier.  …

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Stephen Finer first met David Bowie while they were both visiting a commercial exhibition on Cork Street. It was a casual encounter, but one that would lead to a collaboration between the two and a number of portraits of David Bowie. David Bowie was already an admirer of Finer’s work having seen a portrait the artist had done of Marlene Dietrich, while it was on…

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