Category: What’s On

 “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”  The story of Alice and her extraordinary adventures in Wonderland has captivated generations since it was first published in 1865.  150 years later, Wonderland is no longer simply a children’s story but has spawned an industry with a new Disney film in the works and even more theatre productions, exhibitions and product lines…

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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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Leighton House Museum: A Victorian Obsession

Posted by Published on February 10, 2015

A seductive antidote to the hustle and bustle of modern life, Leighton House beckons visitors to conceive of a different world view, where the adoration of beauty is paramount and time is purely a concept to be played with. President of the Royal Academy, Frederic, Lord Leighton travelled widely and was heavily influenced by the orient – a trait typical among his contemporaries.  Back in…

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Stuck on fresh ideas for those tricky relatives, high-maintenance best friend or significant other with left-field tastes? To help you decide, we’ve selected our favourite products featuring Bridgeman licensed images – but you may end up adding a few to your own Christmas list…    For: the house-proud home-maker ‘This Christmas I will be buying my cousin, who has moved into her first London apartment, this giclee print…

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Walls of Water: Maggi Hambling

Posted by Published on November 25, 2014

The National Gallery celebrated the return of Maggi Hambling CBE, its first Artist in Residence over a year ago. Here is an overview of the exhibition, her life and work. Experience the intensity of crashing waves in vast, new works by one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary artists.  Maggi Hambling began her continuing series of ‘Walls of Water’ paintings in 2010 that currently consist of…

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Mike Leigh’s film ‘Mr. Turner’ explores the last quarter century of British artist J.M.W Turner’s life. In reconstructing each of Turner’s environments Thin Man Films aimed to be as authentic as possible and so, for the Royal Academy Varnishing Day scene, this involved reproducing works that would have been there using a catalogue from the exhibition of 1832.  Click on the image  for exclusive behind…

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Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 1614), commonly known as El Greco, or The Greek, although born in Crete, is hailed as one of the pillars of Spanish Renaissance painting. But it wasn’t always that way… Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the artist’s death this November, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in partnership with the Hispanic Society of America, is hosting a retrospective show of El Greco’s most…

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