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Top Art Exhibitions: October 2019

Posted by Published on September 26, 2019

Throughout history, Art has been inspired by human achievements big and small. From the incredible Apollo 11 moon landings to the historic ancient Egyptian Mummy discoveries, discover for yourself our top selection of October shows from across the world. Don’t Miss! New Works by Christabel Blackburn Until 5th OctoberAlex Eagle Studio, Lexington, London London based artist Christabel Blackburn studied Classics at Newcastle University. Eager to…

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The UN predicts that we have only 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, which would require serious involvement from people, politicians and businesses. We had a look at eight artists and photographers using their platform to highlight these issues and encourage this social change. 1. Olafur Eliasson Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson firmly believes that artists and other drivers of the cultural…

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Autumn is arriving – the colder weather is creeping in and the trees turn from bright green to dull orange as leaves start to fall. While warm weather may deter you from travelling further afield, the colder climate also tempts us indoors to warm up and visit the latest shows! From warm, wine-filled open evenings to eclectic contemporary shows contrasting the works of modern art…

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Around the World: China

Posted by Published on May 23, 2019

China, the world’s most populous country, is a fascinating nation rich in culture and history. There are over 292 different languages spoken in China, with around 56 legally recognized distinct ethnic groups. Explore the Bridgeman archive for all the things that make China so inspiring and interesting. See below for our curated selections. Please contact us if you need help sourcing anything from the archive.   See…

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The creative world is filled with great love stories between artists who have inspired each other to achieve great things. Some of these stories have ended happily, some in tragedy. From John and Yoko to Frida and Diego, we take a look at some of these artistic power couples and the effect they had on each other and the world around them.   Diego Rivera &…

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Top Anniversaries of 2019

Posted by Published on December 12, 2018

From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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Judging any competition where creativity is at this level is always a challenge. But it is a wonderful challenge that all the judges of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 relished through scintillating conversation and debate. Now in its fifth year, the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 attracted entries from every corner of the globe in almost every medium. Focusing primarily on artists, illustrators and fine art…

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Egon Schiele – 100 Years On

Posted by Published on October 12, 2018

The 31st of October 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the prolific Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, a fascinating artist famous for the scandals that surrounded him both personally and professionally. To commemorate a century since his passing, we have collated a few highlights from his impressive portfolio found in our archives, while recording some of the stories that surrounded them. Schiele…

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Colours of autumn: paintings of the season

Posted by Published on August 28, 2018

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus Across much of the world, autumn or fall is the most beautiful time of the year with trees glistening with gold, red, yellow and orange. The turning of the season has captivated artists for centuries with many painters also using it as an opportunity to  contemplate the themes of change and decay. Below…

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