Tag: Colour

With excitement buzzing around Pantone’s recent release of their colours for Spring/Summer 2020, we looked through each of the shades, how they are represented in the Bridgeman Archive, and some of the connotations that surround them. The spring/summer 2020 colour palette offers a wide variety of shades, from the overtly vibrant in ‘Biscay Green’ and ‘Flame Scarlet’ to the more muted, earth-toned shades such as…

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The Colour Blue in Art

Posted by Published on November 6, 2019

“A certain blue penetrates your soul” -Henri Matisse Blue has been named the world’s favourite colour after topping polls in countries across the world. Associated with clear skies and vast seas, the colour is often seen as calm, serene and even spiritual. It can be bright and intense or icy and cold, and symbolises sadness in a way that no other colour quite matches. Indeed,…

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Remembering Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923-2019)

Posted by Published on September 5, 2019

Graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Caracas, Carlos Cruz-Diez started out as a social realist painter drawing attention to the political conditions of the working class. His paintings sold well, but he found them too conventional in method and questioned their ability to bring about real social change. In his own words, ‘telling somebody they are poor doesn’t mean you are solving their…

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Design Trend Insights for 2018

Posted by Published on January 24, 2018

12 predicted trends for the year to come At the start of each year we’re on the hunt for the standout design, product and homeware trends that will take everyone by storm. This year was no exception and we scoured the premier retail tradeshow for creative lifestyle buyers, Top Drawer, for indications as to what’s rising in popularity. Here’s what we expect to see more of this year. Bright Colour…

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Fashion Week: 2018 Fashion Trends

Posted by Published on January 17, 2018

As UK and US Fashion Weeks are on there way, we thought we would have a look at some of the key trends predicted to emerge in 2018. As will all fashion trends – their genesis can be traced back to previous fashion trends, so here look at what has gone before with images from our archive, and how it relates to what’s to come…….

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Did you notice 2017’s graphic design trend – the revival of the black background with bold colours? You can see it in cookbooks, on book covers, exhibition stands and also in interior design and fashion in general. Explore this style throughout various times and cultures, with our lightbox of stills. We can find outstanding images for your new products or book covers. Check out some of our previous bookcover case studies and discover how…

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Posted by Published on December 19, 2017

Colour champion Pantone has just announced their Colour of the Year for 2018: 18-3838 Ultra Violet. It’s a provocative and thoughtful shade that oozes originality, ingenuity, a dream-like quality and a vision of the future. It evokes a counterculture flair, an optimism and an empowerment to find new ways to interpret our lives and surroundings. Explore 2018’s colour trend with art images that showcase this compelling…

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This autumn, Bridgeman Studio Artist Calum McClure will showcase his works in several exhibitions in England and Wales. The Good Nature exhibition, hosted at Candida Stevens Gallery’s, is a major annual group exhibition based with over 30 highly regarded artists, including Bridgeman Copyright artists’ Eileen Cooper RA and Stephen Farthing RA. This year the theme is the natural world. Curator, Candida Stevens says “I have chosen to bring…

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Pantone’s Purple Rain

Posted by Published on August 21, 2017

In honour of the late musician Prince, the Pantone Color Institute has worked with his estate to create a new shade of purple, named after his iconic symbol   Love Symbol #2. Prince ‘The Purple One’ Rogers Nelson passed away last year, aged 57.  The musician was forever associated with the colour purple, in part due to his song, album and film, all titled Purple Rain and released in…

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We Heart Larry Smart

Posted by Published on July 5, 2017

Welcome to the psychedelic world of Larry Smart, a trippy smorgasbord of vivid colours and swirling shapes. The Muse Gallery in London just held the first ever solo exhibition on the artist, appropriately titled RETRO-spective, to tie in with the Summer of Love – now celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. If you were unfortunate enough to miss this display of iconic pop legends including John Lennon,…

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