Top Art Exhibitions: January 2016

Posted by Published on January 1, 2016

  Kick off the new year with a visit to some of January’s best art exhibitions around the world. From Europe to Japan, we’ve got you covered: Champagne Life 13 Jan – 6 March 2016, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK On the Beach, 1985 (acrylic on canvas), Paula Rego / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images To mark the Saatchi Gallery’s thirtieth…

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“How much is this and what’s the edition?” – Screamed a woman across a gallery space. Alright folks. Here’s the low down on everything you need to know just in case Art Basel Miami pops up in conversation at your holiday parties / after dinner drinks / insert artsy function here. Or, you’re just dying to know what in the world goes on down there….

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We all remember the days spent in our youth colouring in fun cartoon designs and that very real struggle to stay within the lines. Now, the colouring fad is officially back, and it’s not just for kids! Psychologists say that when we concentrate on the activity of colouring, it takes our focus away from worries, whilst stimulating motor skills, senses and creativity. With all the stresses of…

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“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves”  – Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute Each year, Pantone declares a color of the year forecasting which specific hue designers and consumers will all supposedly be using, wearing and buying for the following 12 months. For the very first time, the…

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Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honour our losses – as well as inspiring creative ideas and cultural events.  The Bridgeman archive holds a wealth of images and clips of, and relating to, many of 2016’s major anniversaries. See highlights of the biggest commemorative dates below and visit Bridgeman’s archival calendar for many more.   Bicentenary  anniversary of Charlotte…

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Spend a Night with The Godfather

Posted by Published on December 4, 2015

“Italians have a little joke, that the world is so hard a man must have two fathers to look after him, and that’s why they have godfathers.” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather It’s the beginning of Winter which means two things: 1. It’s cold 2. It’s the perfect time to cuddle up and get down with one of the greatest movies of all time: The Godfather….

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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 have selected our favourite 2015 products featuring Bridgeman licensed images – but you may end up adding a few to your own Christmas list…   For: the history buff ‘The Folio Society’s beautifully illustrated edition of Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle is by…

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Jungle Fever: Design Trends For 2016

Posted by Published on December 1, 2015

I thought it would be interesting to look at the big cultural happenings of the year using the Bridgeman archive as a visual guide, to see how they might inspire the design of future on-trend products. Monkey Magic The Year of the Monkey began on 8th of February 2016  according to the Chinese Zodiac. Curious, mischievous, and clever, this practical joker is a great addition to any…

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Posted by Published on November 30, 2015

What are you getting your true love for Christmas? Here’s some gift idea inspiration from the classic Twelve Days of Christmas song: 1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree 2. Turtle Doves Turtle doves stay with their partner for a lifetime and hence symbolise true love and loyalty – the perfect gift for your significant other. 3. French Hens Ooh la la! This image would look…

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