The male nude in art is not as often talked about as its female counterpart. However, apart from being easy on the eye, the male body in art is full of history and has undergone a host of fascinating transformations over the past 2000 years. We’ve put together 9 key moments for a whistlestop tour of art historical man candy. Read on, and we’ll reveal…

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8 March: International Women’s Day

Posted by Published on February 24, 2020

This International Women’s Day, Bridgeman Images pays tribute to the women in our archive, from the famous to the unsung, the thinkers and the doers, the artistic and the sporty, the strong and the maternal.   Heroines of Women’s Suffrage The Suffragette Movement of the early 20th century is synonymous with the notion of gender equality and women’s rights. From the first convention on women’s rights in…

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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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28th Feb 2021: The Gulf War – 30 Years Since

Posted by Published on February 17, 2020

February the 28th 2021 marks the 30 year anniversary of the end of the Gulf War, the 6 month long international conflict that claimed almost 500,000 lives.The Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein announced the invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, under the impression that Kuwait was stealing Iraqi petroleum and the belief system that Kuwait was an artificial state carved out of the Iraqi coast…

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The UN predicts that we have only 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, which would require serious involvement from people, politicians and businesses. We had a look at eight artists and photographers using their platform to highlight these issues and encourage this social change. 1. Olafur Eliasson Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson firmly believes that artists and other drivers of the cultural…

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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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