Tag: Art

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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With a bevy of egregious art thefts around the world, and the upcoming film, “Monuments Men”, about WWII Nazi-looted art, we list the most infamous art heists in history, using images from the archive. The Real ‘Monuments Men’ and Nazi-Looted Art The upcoming ‘Monuments Men’ film, directed by and starring George Clooney, will premier on 7 February 2014. The plot tracks the attempts of museum…

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Tucked away in a corner of historic Balboa Park, the Timken Museum of Art is probably one of San Diego’s best-hidden gems, and one of the finest small museums in the world. Established in 1965, this year the Timken celebrates its 50 anniversary. The modern travertine, bronze and glass building was designed by the firm of Frank L. Hope and Associates. Architect John Mock (Hope’s architect in charge of contemporary design),…

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The difficulty with asking the question as to music’s influence on an artist is that a satisfactory answer is rarely achieved. At first the two seem at odds with one another; art has no problem ‘representing’ its subject but struggles to inject tangible emotion, while music’s conflict is the polar opposite. But the Bohun Gallery in Henley-on-Thames have taken this ‘question’ and broken it down,…

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English artist Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903 – 1975) is credited for being ‘one of the few women artists to achieve international prominence’ *. Her art is renowned for exemplifying Modernism and in particular modernist sculpture.   1. Life in St. Ives Hepworth was a famous figure in the colony of artists who resided in St. Ives and lived during the Second World War. She produced her…

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Waterloo: Commemorating 200 Years

Posted by Published on May 5, 2015

200 years have elapsed since the Battle of Waterloo, a watershed moment in European history that simultaneously ended more than twenty years of war on the European continent and halted French attempts of domination. The 200th anniversary, in June 2015, has inspired a slew of tie-in publishing and commemorative products. There are also grand plans underway to mark the anniversary, including a 3-D film and the…

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Artists and creatives, get ready to win fantastic prizes and professional representation of your work. Bridgeman Images have launched the second annual Bridgeman Studio Award to source new talent for their online platform for contemporary image licensing in collaboration with Creative Review. The theme for this year’s competition is The Great Outdoors.  The judging panel will be looking for high-quality, digital images which sum up exploration,…

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“The Seurat of Sussex” Laura Cumming, The Observer The first major exhibition curated by James Russell to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious opened on 1 April 2015 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Well known for his iconic work for Wedgwood, Ravilious is widely considered one of the key figures in mid-20th century British design but he was also one of the finest watercolourists…

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The V&A is hosting the first and largest retrospective in Europe of one of the most innovative fashion designers of recent times. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘ showcases his visionary body of work, spanning from his graduate collection to the final pieces before his untimely death. Bridgeman’s Head of Sales in Berlin, Ute Krebs, shares her thoughts about the celebratory exhibition, alongside selected fashion pieces from…

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Art & Design Licensing Trends

Posted by Published on March 6, 2015

We love to monitor all the industries we serve and see what trends are prevalent and could become significant in the coming year. Polling trade publications, home decor sites, fashion blogs and art licensing specialists, here are some of the key art and design trends we have spotted. Trending… Modern Myth Over-Scaled Florals Contemporary Vintage  Pantone Colour report. Spring 2015: En Plein Air Tropical/Botanical/Green Geometric …

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