Category: Art

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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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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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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It’s a new decade and art galleries, museums and other venues are looking for fresh ways to approach their collections. From the fashion of dance music through history (including an exhibition inspired by the cabarets of Germany), to the must-see Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits at the RA in London, the shows this year are incredibly varied. Don’t forget: The London Art Fair also opens…

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Happy Christmas! Festive Footage

Posted by Published on December 20, 2019

Step into our Winter Wonderland of footage clips – you’ll find ice skaters, presents, Christmas festivities and plenty of snow! “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber, Novelist Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover. With Hannukah celebrated and Christmas around the corner, the festive season is truly here! Discover…

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Art

The Works of José Clemente Orozco

Posted by Published on December 12, 2019

José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949) was a Social Realist painter who helped revive the Mexican Muralism movement in the 1920s. His work often depicted human suffering, and his murals are known for being complex, tragic and political. We had a look at some of his life’s work from his well-known murals to his lesser-known oil paintings and lithographs. Murals After the overthrow of President Díaz in…

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Cosy Christmas: Winter Favourites of 2019

Posted by Published on December 3, 2019

December is here, which means that Christmas isn’t far away! While it is impossible not to notice the shift in weather, it’s not all bad – the festive season has also begun! As we edge closer to the holidays, discover how this season has inspired our contemporary artists at Bridgeman Studio. From the religious and cultural significance of Christmas to the beauty of the natural…

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Top Art Exhibitions: December 2019

Posted by Published on November 25, 2019

We’re at the end of 2019, but it’s not too late to catch the remainder of this year’s hottest and most exciting shows. From modern art masters such as Picasso and Warhol to contemporary artists we represent such as Sinta Tantra and Eileen Cooper there’s something for everyone in December’s highlights. Technology also plays a large part here as institutions and galleries look to the…

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Remembering Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Posted by Published on November 11, 2019

The 29th June 2020 marks eighty years since the death of Paul Klee, one of the most important artists and innovators of the 20th century. His in-depth study of colour has been highly influential and his methods in abstraction can be seen in the likes of both Rothko and Miró. During his time teaching at the Bauhaus school alongside Kandinsky, he was known as the…

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