When it comes to the modern artist few encapsulate the diversity of Trevor Neal.  A self-taught artist from York who was born in 1947, now resides in Sheffield, UK. As comfortable behind the camera lens as he is the easel Trevor Neal has forged an impressive career with exhibitions in UK, USA, France, Germany and Israel.  From fine art restoration, landscapes, nudes, portraits, still life,…

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In the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel How To Be Both, the intertwined stories of a 15th-century painter and a 21st-century teenager illuminate questions of art, identity, and immortality. The expansive nature of Ali Smith’s novel is highlighted by the interesting juxtaposition of the cover photograph of 60’s singers Sylvie Vartan and Francoise Hardy and the Renaissance frescoes used on the inside cover depicting figures from Palazzo Schifanoia.  Here’s…

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Last Call For Entries – 15th June

Posted by Published on June 2, 2015

Excitement is building in our office as the entries for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2015 continue to pour in. Every entry that comes in continues to raise the level of creativity and invention around the theme ‘The Great Outdoors’. So please keep them coming. For all creatives and artists who have not yet entered you still have time to win one of the great prizes…

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The Nicolas Roeg Archive

Posted by Published on May 30, 2015

Bridgeman Footage is the proud home to the exclusive Nicolas Roeg collection – a series of interviews on the art of filmmaking with one of Britain’s most influential directors. The legendary cinematographer will also be celebrating his 90th birthday on the 15th of August, 2018.   In this rare collection of interviews in his home in West London, Roeg discusses everything from his early work on…

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Election season is most certainly in full swing! While the US anxiously waits to the see who is running for president (and who’s not) in the 2016 elections, the UK have voted in their general election on May 7. Social media seems to have taken a break from cat videos in favor of divisive political discourse. Here are 10 interesting facts about the way we…

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Hugh Jackman is reportedly in talks to play the lead in a movie adaptation of The Odyssey.  In Homer’s epic poem, the Sirens sing a song so irresistible that none can hear it and escape. Circe warns Odysseus of the danger and tells him how to avoid it. He must plug up his mens’ ears with beeswax, and have himself tied to the mast if…

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Set in the ancient parkland of Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Estate, Wilderness Festival is the multi-award winning 4-day festival combining live music, contemporary arts and an array of theatre, craftsmanship and dining experiences. A new concept for 2015, the Wilderness Studio aims to bring affordable art classes to the wilds.  This is the first of our series highlighting the Bridgeman Studio artists taking part.   Papercutting workshop at Wilderness…

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You might think that heels are just glamorous (albeit impractical) fashion accessories for women, but they have much more cultural significance than you may realise. For centuries shoes have developed in their purpose, styles and transformative capacities, and with the latest advancements in footwear technology there’s no stopping their evolution.   Origins Mongolia / China: A Mongol horseman with a composite bow, c. 13th century /…

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This is the second part of our ‘Stolen! The biggest art heists of all time (Part 1)‘ In this incredible journey back through some of the most outrageous art crimes in history we look at Picasso’s Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, Van Gogh’s Blossoming Chesnut Branches, Edvard Munch’s The Madonna and last but not least Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Sao Paulo Museum of Art, Brazil (2007)…

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Take every image that you associate with a music festival of old, throw it out and start afresh. Wilderness is the multi-award winning 4-day festival combining live music, contemporary arts and an array of theatre, craftsmanship and dining experiences. Set in the beautiful forests and ancient parkland of Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Estate, this is a festival for grown-ups preferring to expand their minds intellectually to getting mashed up. Think lavish banquets from Michelin-starred…

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