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The season of summer, its effect on the environment, and the culture associated with the warmest time of the year has inspired artists for centuries. From impressionist depictions of summer gardens and beautiful bridges to modern interpretations of childhood summers spent enjoying beach sunsets and ice cream, step into our world of summer inspired artwork and art evoking a sprightly, energised feeling from around the…

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The Joys of Spring! In Footage

Posted by Published on March 29, 2019

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs   Spring is finally here! The dark, long evenings are fading, replaced with early, bright mornings. Give your branding a fresh touch with our spring-themed footage collections. From Spring’s effect on culture to scientific time-lapse studies of flowers in bloom, there’s something for every…

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Inspiration for March

Posted by Published on March 6, 2019

Give your brands a spring in their step with fresh ideas from our calendar of commemorative and creative dates. From social media concepts to integrated campaigns we have all the imagery and footage to support every project. Visit bridgemanimages.com to download rights managed art, culture and historic content to enhance your campaigns. If you need any assistance please get in touch with the team.     Monthly Themes…

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“Summertime is always the best of what might be” – Charles Bowden You’ve shed a few layers of clothing, rolled up your trouser legs and your skin is turning redder by the minute. Summer has arrived, and it’s glorious. As warm sunlight gives the world a beautiful glow and crowds flock to the beach, we bring you a curated selection of famous paintings that capture…

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To celebrate the arrival of spring we explore the fascinating history of flowers in art. Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Surviving illustrated manuscripts provide a beautiful timeline of their aesthetic and decorative evolution. Motifs usually consisted of an illustration or flowers and arabesques. Flowers often carry a symbolic value and this symbolism developed as a way of teaching religious truths. Roses, for example, symbolized the blood of…

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With the renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show coming up in London from 23 – 27 May, we rose to the occasion to highlight a bunch of gorgeous flowers and their corresponding birthday months and symbolism. The language of flowers has captivated people for many years and was first introduced to England in the early 18th century by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, an English aristocrat and letter writer who…

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“Spring is when life’s alive in everything.” – Christina Rossetti The world wakes up again in the Spring; plants shoot and buds bloom, birds are chirping again and the air loses Winter’s icy chill. It’s the season of renewal, rebirth and rejuvenation, all of which are themes explored in artworks inspired by the period from throughout history. Explore Bridgeman’s pick of the most famous paintings…

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8 Reasons to HATE Valentine’s Day

Posted by Published on February 13, 2017

Here comes the overly commercialized, pressure-laden holiday we all love to hate. There are many reasons to dread the annual, bright-pink festival of sap so let’s commiserate!  If you are a woman… Reason #1: You can’t moan about it. If you are single, then people assume you are a spinster with two cats. If you are in a relationship, people assume you’ve hit a rough…

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When Valentine’s cards made sense

Posted by Published on February 10, 2017

Every February my kids’ teachers send me a long list of names: 50 classmates in total, in case my children (read “mom”) want to bring cards for their friends on Valentine’s Day. As I can’t stand buying dollar-store Valentines, full of gender stereotypes, I insist on making them myself. And every February I ask myself “who the hell came up with the brilliant idea of…

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Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ Robin Williams Spring has finally sprung and the first signs of blossom are showing on trees. What better time to examine the best paintings of the season in the history of art. Primavera, c.1478 by Sandro Botticelli Botticelli’s famous painting celebrates the arrival of spring and is filled with mythological symbolism. It was one of the first…

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