Category: Culture

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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Whether you’re working on a textbook, academic project or e-learning application, Bridgeman is a comprehensive visual resource for every era and subject, with a growing footage collection. Publishers know they are in safe hands with Bridgeman Images as we take care of usage rights for many different collections of images, ensuring the process is simple and easy. See below for highlighted content. Please don’t hesitate…

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Famous Faces in Footage

Posted by Published on January 29, 2020

“To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame?Fame isn’t art, but the person you become when you’re famous.” — Cardi B Bridgeman Footage hosts many a famous face within the archive! From artists to activists and personalities to politics, royalty, the arts and sports and more are all housed within our ‘who’s who’ of historical figures. You’ll find them in this lightbox. Don’t forget to stop by our Artists on Film showreel…

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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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Icons of Female Fashion Design

Posted by Published on January 23, 2020

‘Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.’ —Diana Vreeland With the approach of London Fashion week between February 14th-18th, we’re excited about the future of fashion in an environmentally conscious and forward thinking decade. But looking…

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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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Dancing into 2020: Poetry in Motion

Posted by Published on December 17, 2019

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching” Discover the best in our archive of dance footage. Release that serotonin and get inspired by dance footage and images from the archive. From classical ballet to modern jazz – there is something for everyone. Classical Folk & Traditional Folk dances from across the world; traditional and historic dances captured on film or performed for historical documentation. Modern…

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Welcome to the Bridgeman Book Cover Design Awards 2019! Bridgeman Images prides itself on working closely with designers in all industries, but since we began nearly 50 years ago, the working relationship with book cover designers has evolved considerably and is now unmatched in the licensing industry. Each year, we look back and celebrate the best book covers of the year that used content sourced…

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