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The extraordinary story of how one man’s vision and perseverance improved the lives of the most vulnerable, and the unexpected artistic and musical benefits of his philanthropy. Early Georgian London London in the first decades of the 18th century was just the City, Westminster and Southwark, with Kew Palace accessible by river. Fields lay north of Oxford Street and the villages of Marylebone and Knightsbridge…

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Fine art at the movies

Posted by Published on October 16, 2015

We highlight images from the Bridgeman archive that have been licensed for several 2014-15 blockbusters and award-winners, used for set dressing and more 1. Cinderella (March 2015) This was a big, $95 million (£64 million) production for Disney. Kenneth Branagh sets his version in the early 19th century and mostly sticks to the story depicted in the cartoon, that itself draws much from the classic version…

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The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is truly a tour de force of the cultural national stage, with July seeing the gallery win both the £100,000 Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year in addition to making the shortlist for this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building in the UK. Last year the Whitworth underwent the largest physical transformation in…

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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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UK based arts and culture bible, Apollo Magazine, recently named The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the best Museum Opening (or re-opening) of 2014. In July, the museum, usually referred to simply as The Clark, unveiled their brand new space featuring cutting edge design by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, transforming the landscape of their 140-acre country estate. A Family Affair Established in…

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World War I was the first conflict on a global scale. It witnessed some of the worst battles in history and, with over 37 million casualties, will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars. Explore an overview of the major European battles fought between 1914 and 1918. Land Engagements: Confrontations on the Western Front Many of the major battles took place on the Western…

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The Cleveland Museum of Art recently unveiled a new interactive gallery and an award-winning iPad app that allows visitors to customise their museum experience. Over 175 images from the Bridgeman archive were licensed for this unique project. A marriage of art, technology and a heavy dose of user interpretation, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new Gallery One interactive and accompanying ArtLens iPad app are truly…

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