Category: Art

The Colour Blue in Art

Posted by Published on November 6, 2019

“A certain blue penetrates your soul” -Henri Matisse Blue has been named the world’s favourite colour after topping polls in countries across the world. Associated with clear skies and vast seas, the colour is often seen as calm, serene and even spiritual. It can be bright and intense or icy and cold, and symbolises sadness in a way that no other colour quite matches. Indeed,…

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Top Art Exhibitions: November 2019

Posted by Published on October 28, 2019

We’ve gathered exhibitions from around the world this November, and they’re every bit as varied as usual. We live in a rapidly changing art world and social climate, and it would appear that artworks challenging the status quo are the order of the day. From 15th century Rome to 21st century America, it’s fascinating to see artists both then and now working to this end….

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Paul Huxley at the RA this Autumn

Posted by Published on October 23, 2019

We are happy to announce that Paul Huxley’s limited edition print will be on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy from 11th September until the end of December. Commissioned by Bridgeman Editions, 10% of profits from the print will be donated to the RA Schools, where Huxley was both a student and teacher. Huxley started out at Harrow School of Art before…

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Challenging Gender – in Pictures

Posted by Published on October 21, 2019

Gender has been a popular topic in the art world recently, with many contemporary artists challenging the the socially constructed binary between feminine and masculine. This isn’t something totally new however. We had a look in the archives for people and artists that have challenged the gender binary in the last 100 years, in doing so paving the way for contemporary artists today. This collection…

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This October, Bridgeman Images takes a look at some of the most interesting and influential black artists from the UK and the US. Black artists have consistently provided high-quality and thought-provoking work, today’s contemporary artists being no exception. This list is by no means exhaustive, and Bridgeman Images would like to encourage everyone to go and find out more for themselves, and enjoy the diverse range…

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Are you ready for fright night? Halloween is approaching and so is a fresh crop of scary movies, including a new adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, new imaginings of The Grudge and Halloween – proving the appetite for the macabre that we seem to have isn’t going away! Surprisingly, many of the elements in horror films share similar stylistic tricks to those in Gothic literature,…

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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: October 2019

Posted by Published on September 26, 2019

Throughout history, Art has been inspired by human achievements big and small. From the incredible Apollo 11 moon landings to the historic ancient Egyptian Mummy discoveries, discover for yourself our top selection of October shows from across the world. Don’t Miss! New Works by Christabel Blackburn Until 5th OctoberAlex Eagle Studio, Lexington, London London based artist Christabel Blackburn studied Classics at Newcastle University. Eager to…

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Germany: Historic Moments on Film

Posted by Published on September 16, 2019

“In the face of the economic plight, it is our task to become pioneers of simplicity…to find a simple form for all of life’s necessities, which is at the same time respectable and genuine.” — Oskar Schlemmer, Artist This week we look to Germany for our Footage archive highlights, as we celebrate 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany became re-unified.  …

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Remembering Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923-2019)

Posted by Published on September 5, 2019

Graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Caracas, Carlos Cruz-Diez started out as a social realist painter drawing attention to the political conditions of the working class. His paintings sold well, but he found them too conventional in method and questioned their ability to bring about real social change. In his own words, ‘telling somebody they are poor doesn’t mean you are solving their…

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