The world’s coolest annual art fair duo – Frieze London and Frieze Masters – are back and this year, they’re bigger and bolder than ever.  Here are my top 5 reasons to visit Frieze Masters, the fair for pre-21st century masterpieces, and why it’s better than Frieze London…   1. See history’s most important artists under one roof Unlike Frieze London, there are no ‘Is…

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Joy Batchelor – Life in Animation

Posted by Published on October 9, 2014

Who was Joy Batchelor? To celebrate the centenary of her birth and the release a new biography, Beatrice Okoro, Bridgeman’s UK Account Manager for TV and Film, rediscovers her groundbreaking achievements in the animation industry.     On 1st October 2014 I spent an evening at the Hungarian Culture Centre to hear about a pioneering female animator Joy Batchelor, introduced by her daughter Vivien Halas. I…

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World War I was the first conflict on a global scale. It witnessed some of the worst battles in history and, with over 37 million casualties, will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars. Explore an overview of the major European battles fought between 1914 and 1918. Land Engagements: Confrontations on the Western Front Many of the major battles took place on the Western…

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Tips from the Experts: Book Cover Design

Posted by Published on October 3, 2014

Want to succeed in art licensing? Bridgeman gets industry advice on which defining elements make up the picture-perfect book cover In the start of our new series exploring the art of image licensing, Lily Richards, Picture Researcher for Vintage at Penguin Random House, one of the largest book publishing companies in the world, reveals what she looks for when licensing images for a book cover:…

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160 years after Sir John Franklin led his team of 129 men toward the Canadian Arctic, the Canadian government confirmed that in September 2014, they found the wreckage of one of the two ships that sailed on their mission.   The age of exploration The disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew has become known as one of the great mysteries of the Victorian…

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When thinking about World War I, the image of soldiers in trenches immediately comes to mind. Trenches were an effective way to protect against gun shots and assaults and – despite many attempts – proved impossible for enemy soldiers to break through.     The first trenches The first trenches were dug after the Battle of the Marne in 1914. Stretching over 400 miles between…

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9th November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Check out our illustrated timeline for all you need to know about the (literal) rise and fall of this famous barricade.   Pre-August 1961 After World War II, Berlin divides into four sectors: an American, British and French sector in the West and a Soviet sector in the East.    …

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The Star Spangled Banner: 200 Years

Posted by Published on August 30, 2014

To mark the 200th anniversary of one the world’s most recognizable songs, The Star Spangled Banner, here is a brief history of the national anthem of the United States 200 Years of American pride September 16th 2014 marks the 200-year anniversary of one of America’s most celebrated expressions of patriotism and national identity. Written by 35-year old Washington lawyer, Francis Scott Key, the “Star-Spangled Banner”…

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Hot off the press and exclusive to Bridgeman Footage is an award-winning film celebrating the special relationship between man and machine. Ever wondered about the origins of your everyday newspapers, banknotes and baked bean adverts? One of Our Own Kind (1969), the newest addition to the Buff Films collection, explores the pioneering history of England’s industrial printing and the people behind it. Get up close…

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The first woman artist: Lavinia Fontana

Posted by Published on July 29, 2014

Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) was an Italian painter of the Mannerist school and one of the most important portraitists in Bologna during the late 16th century. August 2014 will mark 400 years since her death so it seems timely to examine her paintings and life as a female artist in the Renaissance period. She was remarkable in being one of the first women to execute large,…

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