Tag: Anniversary

The Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently called for more films on Russian history and says he would like to play Lenin or Rasputin. In the run up to the centenary of the Russian Revolution we quite agree and thought it might be useful for researchers to highlight archive footage of the politics, people and major events in Russia from the last century. Russian history…

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The Russian Revolutions of 1917

Posted by Published on February 6, 2017

  In 2017, the world will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolutions, a dramatic series of political occurrences with consequences that are still being felt today. Tobie Mathew discusses his own collection of pictures related to these events, which are listed exclusively with Bridgeman Images.   There is something extraordinary about seeing historical images of dramatic upheaval; the frisson of excitement that filters…

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The Battle of the Somme is, rightly so, best remembered for the stupefying number of casualties that were inflicted on both sides between July 1st and November 18th 1916. Estimates vary greatly but some historians suggest the number of killed and wounded exceded 1 million. It was remarkable even in the context of World War 1. The British public at the time was not unaccustomed…

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Gustav Klimt: 100 years

Posted by Published on January 20, 2017

  In today’s art community, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt‘s stunningly sumptuous images are consistently a popular favourite; his glimmering world of opulence and eroticism is irresistible. An artist far ahead of his time, he is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the twentieth century, with one of art history’s most significant bodies of erotic art. Explore the artist’s influences and distinctive styles ahead of…

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Top 10 Cultural Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 12, 2017

  It’s fair to say 2016 will go down in the history books as a year that rocked celebrity culture.  Here’s hoping to fewer deaths of stalwarts in the world of music, TV and film this year.  We have plenty of cultural anniversaries to commemorate!  Take a look at our top ten cultural anniversaries of 2017.  You can also visit our archival calendar for many more. 1. Alphonse…

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Top 10 Art Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 11, 2017

  Need inspiration?  Love art history?  Have a read through our top ten anniversaries of the art world.  2017 is filled with anniversaries of highly renowned artists from Andy Warhol to Lucian Freud.  Visit our archival calendar for many more anniversaries.   1. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres 150 years since death. 14th January 1867 A French Neoclassical artist, Ingres was influenced by Italian art, drawing inspiration from artists such…

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Top 10 Historical Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 5, 2017

  January: the month of resolutions and good intentions. Whether it’s for work or leisure, the New Year brings a desire to self-improve but often without the know-how to do so.  Do you need to enhance your creativity or develop new ideas?  To help you get the creative juices flowing, why not draw your inspiration from the past?  The Bridgeman archive has a range of…

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The 7th September 2016 marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire’s longest reigning Great Sultan. Take a look at his military success and the impact that he had on the Empire’s culture.   Early life Suleiman the Magnificent, born in Trabzon on the 6th November 1494, was to be the Ottoman Empire’s longest reigning Great Sultan. Aged seevn he was…

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Time flies when your job is to maintain and preserve the national parks of the United States. The National Parks Service, an agency of the United States Federal Government, turns 100 years old on Thursday, August 25th. The National Parks Service (or NPS) is responsible for preserving the ecological integrity as well as the historical integrity of areas designated as national parks. While the NPS is preserving the…

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Odilon Redon: 100 years

Posted by Published on June 30, 2016

The 6th July, 2016 marks a century since the death of the French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist, Odilon Redon. Discover his enchanting works and the inspirations behind them: Early talent Odilon Redon (1840-1916) , Guy & Mockel (19th-20th century) / Archives Larousse, Paris, France Odilon Redon began drawing as a child and at the early age of ten he had already been awarded…

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