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Capturing Saint Petersburg

Posted by Published on February 22, 2017

Step back in time through photography to Russia’s heart of culture on the brink of revolution. Early 20th-century Saint Petersburg depicts a divided city. On the one hand its inhabitants appeared to live a carefree life of  bourgeois pleasures, on the other hand there were demonstrations, destruction and revolts. Contemporary snapshots all capture a grand, booming city on the brink of violent political unrest. Between its founding in…

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After the Communist revolution in 1917, the new government took control of the art establishment in Russia, nationalising all art collections and laying down the principles that were to govern the creation of works of art. A movement was initiated to put all arts to service of the dictatorship of the proletariat. Clarity and exactitude as opposed to subjectivity and individualism With Constructivism, the Russian…

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The Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently called for more films on Russian history and says he would like to play Lenin or Rasputin. In the run up to the centenary of the Russian Revolution we quite agree and thought it might be useful for researchers to highlight archive footage of the politics, people and major events in Russia from the last century. Russian history…

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The Russian Revolutions of 1917

Posted by Published on February 6, 2017

  In 2017, the world will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolutions, a dramatic series of political occurrences with consequences that are still being felt today. Tobie Mathew discusses his own collection of pictures related to these events, which are listed exclusively with Bridgeman Images.   There is something extraordinary about seeing historical images of dramatic upheaval; the frisson of excitement that filters…

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Enjoy War & Peace? Well, if that’s wetted your appetite for the “Golden Age” of Russian literature and culture, catch the latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. As part of an exchange with Moscow, Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky coincides with an exhibition of loaned portraits of famous Britons at the prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery this year to celebrate both galleries 160th birthdays….

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Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honour our losses – as well as inspiring creative ideas and cultural events.  The Bridgeman archive holds a wealth of images and clips of, and relating to, many of 2016’s major anniversaries. See highlights of the biggest commemorative dates below and visit Bridgeman’s archival calendar for many more.   Bicentenary  anniversary of Charlotte…

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