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New Photographers: The Art of Performance

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

We would like to let you know that we now represent some fantastic new photographers who specialise in photographing performance  – whether it be in the realm of theatre, opera, classical music or rock. From productions by Samuel Beckett to Richard Wagner operas, Jacqueline du Pré to Aretha Franklin, these photographs cover contemporary and iconic performances and performers past and present. See below for lightboxes of these wonderful images….

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Images in Action: Year of the Dog

Posted by Published on February 7, 2018

Bridgeman Studio artist Alice Gur-Arie creates a portrait of a mastiff for Year of the Dog, commissioned by Vollmer Cultural Consultants, Inc.     This is the fifth “Year of” commission she has done for the New York based company. She will also be exhibiting her work at Roy’s People Art Fair from the 12th – 15th April in London. Bridgeman Studio artist Alice Gur-Arie…

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The Stories behind the Bedrooms

Posted by Published on June 2, 2017

Whether you’re royalty or struggling to make ends meet we all need to sleep and therefore need a bedroom. These are the secret spaces of our lives. Or not so secret spaces – we’ve compiled some of the stories behind the bedrooms. Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) 1939-58 Now Pope Pius XII was the Pope during the Second World War. Though he did not publicly…

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The year 2019 will mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most historic events in British History. Discover the impact and significant this event had on the winning of World War II. On June 6th 1944, Allied forces launched a full forced attack to regain Nazi-occupied France. This date marked the beginning of The Battle of Normandy. Code-named Operation Overlord, it began the slow and lengthy process…

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The Psychology of Performing Arts

Posted by Published on May 31, 2017

Shakespeare, Marlowe, Racine, Moliere, Chekhov… famous playwrights  whose plays are still performed today and reinterpreted by directors and actors around the world. They were key in transforming many aspects of everything we know as theatre and drama. In the 20th century there continue to be notable practitioners who have invented new methods for actors to use in order to achieve a more genuine performance. “Love the art in yourself and not…

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The Golden Age of Hollywood(land)

Posted by Published on May 31, 2017

Hollywood, which represented not just a city, but also an industry, a lifestyle and, increasingly, an aspiration, was officially crowned when the “Hollywoodland” sign was erected in July 1923. The idea for the iconic sign originally came from H.J. Whitley, a real estate magnate, as an outdoor advertising campaign for a suburban housing development in the Hollywood Hills overlooking Los Angeles. The “billboard” was massive with each of…

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Vaudeville in Early Motion Film

Posted by Published on May 30, 2017

Roll up, roll up! Come in and watch a collection of weird and wonderful vaudeville acts from the very beginnings of motion picture. Dating back to the 1890s, this enchanting collection is a treasure trove of wacky performances and unique talents, eternally captured on film by the pioneering experimental work of Thomas Edison, his peers and their newly invented motion picture cameras. Come and see…

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Famous Kids, Part II – Royals and Politicians See how many you can guess and if you get stuck or want to make sure you have the correct answer simply click on the image. The quote above each image should give you a clue. Good luck and enjoy!  1   “The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.”…

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The Secret Lives of Artists

Posted by Published on April 5, 2017

From the grand studio homes of Victorian artists residing in their suits to the paint splattered studios of Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud, rare photography archives reveal the creative environment and working practices of artists from the last two centuries.   The Lewinski photo archive Jorge Lewinski, a Polish refugee who served in the RAF, is a foremost photographer of artists in their studios. The…

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