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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Space Travel & Tech: Archive Footage

Posted by Published on November 14, 2019

“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.” — Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer of Astronautic Theory Animals In Space Laika, the famous first dog in space is shown in both black and white and colour footage, and her two successors Belka and Streka are shown before and after their return from space. On The Moon Earlier this year in…

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Remembering Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Posted by Published on November 11, 2019

The 29th June 2020 marks eighty years since the death of Paul Klee, one of the most important artists and innovators of the 20th century. His in-depth study of colour has been highly influential and his methods in abstraction can be seen in the likes of both Rothko and Miró. During his time teaching at the Bauhaus school alongside Kandinsky, he was known as the…

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The Colour Blue in Art

Posted by Published on November 6, 2019

“A certain blue penetrates your soul” -Henri Matisse Blue has been named the world’s favourite colour after topping polls in countries across the world. Associated with clear skies and vast seas, the colour is often seen as calm, serene and even spiritual. It can be bright and intense or icy and cold, and symbolises sadness in a way that no other colour quite matches. Indeed,…

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Temples, Tombs & Masks: Egyptology on Film

Posted by Published on November 4, 2019

“…As my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold…” — Howard Carter, The Tomb of Tutankhamun 20th Century Egypt Ancient Egyptian culture has fascinated us for centuries, and its mysteries will continue to intrigue experts for years to come. The study of Egypt is fascinating:…

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Colours of Autumn: In Footage

Posted by Published on October 30, 2019

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”— Albert Camus There’s a noticeable chill in the air, the orange leaves are falling and Halloween is coming up: Autumn is here! As this cosiest of seasons begins, dive into our archive of historic and contemporary autumn-inspired footage. From lakes and parks at the peak of the season to a London night out with roasted chestnuts, we’re in the spirit…

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