Category: Culture

Here is another great way you can get involved in the Bridgeman Studio Award Competition – “The Great Outdoors”. YOU COULD WIN:  Win yourself a £50 Gift Voucher from CultureLabel.com and a Bridgeman Images “Alice in Wonderland” Tote bag.   THE CAMPAIGN:  #MyGreatOutdoors HOW TO ENTER: Take a picture of yourself holding our #MyGreatOutdoors poster in an outdoor situation anywhere in the world. Then post your image…

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Artists and creatives, get ready to win fantastic prizes and professional representation of your work. Bridgeman Images have launched the second annual Bridgeman Studio Award to source new talent for their online platform for contemporary image licensing in collaboration with Creative Review. The theme for this year’s competition is The Great Outdoors.  The judging panel will be looking for high-quality, digital images which sum up exploration,…

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It’s National Pet Month, an annual celebration of our furry friends, beloved birds, amphibious acquaintances and everything in between! This year National Pet Month is running from 01 April – 04 May, and in honour of this occasion we’re sharing a collection of some of our favourite paintings of canine companions. (Don’t worry cat lovers, there’ll be a post for you too!) People have been depicting domestic…

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“The Seurat of Sussex” Laura Cumming, The Observer The first major exhibition curated by James Russell to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious opened on 1 April 2015 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Well known for his iconic work for Wedgwood, Ravilious is widely considered one of the key figures in mid-20th century British design but he was also one of the finest watercolourists…

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The V&A is hosting the first and largest retrospective in Europe of one of the most innovative fashion designers of recent times. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘ showcases his visionary body of work, spanning from his graduate collection to the final pieces before his untimely death. Bridgeman’s Head of Sales in Berlin, Ute Krebs, shares her thoughts about the celebratory exhibition, alongside selected fashion pieces from…

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Art & Design Licensing Trends

Posted by Published on March 6, 2015

We love to monitor all the industries we serve and see what trends are prevalent and could become significant in the coming year. Polling trade publications, home decor sites, fashion blogs and art licensing specialists, here are some of the key art and design trends we have spotted. Trending… Modern Myth Over-Scaled Florals Contemporary Vintage  Pantone Colour report. Spring 2015: En Plein Air Tropical/Botanical/Green Geometric …

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Rio de Janeiro (January’s River), or more widely just Rio, celebrates its 450th birthday in March 2015. Rio is renowned worldwide for being a city of vibrant culture. People from across the globe flocked to the Brazilian destination in their thousands for the FIFA World Cup in 2014, and the city is now preparing for the Summer Olympic Games in 2016. There are many factors that…

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Kiss Me, Though I Might Not Be Irish

Posted by Published on March 1, 2015

March 17 marks the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick (387-461), which has evolved from a sombre religious holiday commemorating the patron saint of Ireland to a day synonymous with busy, and often drunken, festivities particularly in North America. Enjoy a few facts about these celebrations to get excited about the Irish food, drinks, and kisses you might share on this year’s St. Paddy’s…

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Making Of: Book Cover Art 2014

Posted by Published on February 1, 2015

Highlighting how images licensed from the Bridgeman archive were transformed by designers into book covers in 2014. Every image tells a story.     England’s Emblem, 1907 (earthenware with blue glaze) by Walter Crane (1845-1915) / Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, USA / Bridgeman Images © Allen Lane A still life with glass of wine, tazza and a pewter plate by Hans van Sant (C.17th) / Johnny Van…

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Forty days & Forty nights

Posted by Published on February 1, 2015

Ash Wednesday kicks off the season for reflection and restraint. Seek inspiration from the archive for your Lent resolutions.  1 – Lose Weight & Get In Shape Take solace in the fact that losing weight and getting in shape are universal obsessions…even the ancient Romans were preoccupied with their figures. If you go on a diet, make sure you eat enough so that you don’t –  in a fit of…

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