Category: Culture

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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Footage: Animals in the Archive

Posted by Published on December 6, 2019

“…Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” — George Eliot Humanity’s relationship with animals is long and complex. Today, Animals are involved in our lives in a wide selection of ways. Some of us can’t go without a canine companion, while others prefer the company of cats. Animals are involved in exploration and travel – from the Soviet space dogs to riding on…

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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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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones’ most turbulent year. To some they are ‘The World’s Greatest Band’, but their story is enduring even to those not familiar with their music. Follow the triumphant highs and tragic lows of their 1969 in these rarely published images. The first big event for the band took place on the 8th June when Brian Jones, the…

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Get your history heads on: we’re diving into Greek and Roman mythology! Gigantomachy is most typically defined as the battle that took place between the titans (or giants) and the gods, and appears multiple times throughout classical Roman and Greek art, architecture and literature. One of the most famous depictions of gigantomachy appears on the frieze of the Permagon Altar, the altar of a temple…

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