Category: Art

Tips from the Experts: Book Cover Design

Posted by Published on October 3, 2014

Want to succeed in art licensing? Bridgeman gets industry advice on which defining elements make up the picture-perfect book cover In the start of our new series exploring the art of image licensing, Lily Richards, Picture Researcher for Vintage at Penguin Random House, one of the largest book publishing companies in the world, reveals what she looks for when licensing images for a book cover:…

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The Star Spangled Banner: 200 Years

Posted by Published on August 30, 2014

To mark the 200th anniversary of one the world’s most recognizable songs, The Star Spangled Banner, here is a brief history of the national anthem of the United States 200 Years of American pride September 16th 2014 marks the 200-year anniversary of one of America’s most celebrated expressions of patriotism and national identity. Written by 35-year old Washington lawyer, Francis Scott Key, the “Star-Spangled Banner”…

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Art

The first woman artist: Lavinia Fontana

Posted by Published on July 29, 2014

Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) was an Italian painter of the Mannerist school and one of the most important portraitists in Bologna during the late 16th century. August 2014 will mark 400 years since her death so it seems timely to examine her paintings and life as a female artist in the Renaissance period. She was remarkable in being one of the first women to execute large,…

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Biblical masterpieces reimagined

Posted by Published on July 19, 2014

And then there was art: For over two millennia, religious stories have been reinterpreted by artists and storytellers across all creative mediums. Since the very successful ‘Passion of Christ’ directed by Mel Gibson, Hollywood has sought to cash in and find other biblical themes and this year’s new instalment is Risen, released in time for Holy Week, imagines what happened after Jesus’ dramatic tomb exit. Inspired by the resurrection…

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Brightly coloured illustrations, catchy phrases and a call for action were the main characteristics of the propaganda posters, films and literature of World War I. They encouraged women and men from all over the world to work hard and join the army during these dire times. Soon after World War I broke out in 1914, the “War Propaganda Bureau” was set up in Great Britain…

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Kid’s art: Guess the Masterpiece?

Posted by Published on June 1, 2014

A group of 6-8 year old children were asked to recreate iconic pictures from art history for the kid’s art round of the Bridgeman pub quiz last year. Can you guess the masterpieces? A lovely moleskine notebook to the first person who guesses all artists/ picture titles correctly. Just leave your answers in the comment box below. Hint: Image libraries use extensive keywords to help you find what…

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The Surreal World of Dr Jeffrey Sherwin

Posted by Published on May 16, 2014

The Sherwin Collection is acknowledged as being the largest collection of British Surrealist art in the country. Dr.Sherwin talks to Bridgeman about what inspired this collection and the importance of the works within the context of Modern British art Q&A with Dr.Sherwin Which three words would you use to describe your collection? Dr. S: Academic; personal; eclectic. What would you like your headstone to read?…

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Smells like Art History

Posted by Published on May 16, 2014

International body and home products retailer Crabtree and Evelyn have sourced an Orientalist painting from Bridgeman to represent an eau de cologne in their limited edition ‘Heritage’ collection. The ‘Sevellian Neroli’ depicts a striking detail from Interior of the Palm House at Potsdam (1833) by Karl Blechen (1798-1840). The exotic subject of the painting perfectly reflects the scent of citrus fruit and Arabic influences found in the fragrance. Karl (or Carl) Blechen…

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Highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were transformed into our favourite book covers of 2013. Which is your favourite?             Learn More To find out more about image licensing and using our images for your creative projects, contact us on uksales@bridgemanimages.com      

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The Cleveland Museum of Art recently unveiled a new interactive gallery and an award-winning iPad app that allows visitors to customise their museum experience. Over 175 images from the Bridgeman archive were licensed for this unique project. A marriage of art, technology and a heavy dose of user interpretation, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new Gallery One interactive and accompanying ArtLens iPad app are truly…

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