This February, take a journey to all the exciting exhibitions taking place in the art world *flying fish not required:

John Bratby: Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Including the Kitchen Sink

Jerwood Gallery, East Sussex, UK

30 Jan – 17 Apr 2016


Jean and Still Life in Front of a Window, John Bratby (1928-92) / Southampton City Art Gallery, Hampshire, UK / John Bratby Estate by courtesy of Julian Hartnol / Bridgeman Images

John Bratby was a prolific painter, writer and something of an enfant terrible on the British art scene during the Fifties and Sixties. Bridgeman is also proud to have him as one of our copyright artists.

Instead of creating a traditional retrospective of his painting – it is thought that Bratby painted over 1,500 works – the Jerwood Gallery has launched a unique opportunity for the UK public to shape the style and content of a major gallery exhibition. The gallery received numerous submissions of privately owned Bratby’s, along with personal recollections, letters and photos.

Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway (1880 – 1928)

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK

5 Feb – 15 May 2016


Midsummer Fire (oil on canvas), Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928) / Private Collection / Photo © O. Vaering / Bridgeman Images

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the radically innovative works of the Norweigan painter and printmaker, for his first ever major exhibition outside of Norway.

Nikolai Astrup‘s work transforms the familiar rugged landscape of his home country into rich paintings and unique prints that portray traditional folklore and mystique.

“He should be as famous as Edvard Munch , but the world seems to have forgotten him – until now”Jonathan Jones, the Guardian

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

11 Feb – 22 May 2016

Daphne Guinness, for British Vogue, March 2008 (chromogenic print), Mario Testino (b.1954) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

A Century of Style will highlight the remarkable range of photography that British Vogue has commissioned since it was founded in 1916, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being displayed together for the first time to tell the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world. This is one the fashionistas will not want to miss!


Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of a Genius

Noorbrabants Museum, Netherlands

13 Feb – 8 May 2016


The Garden of Earthly Delights: Hell, right wing of triptych, detail of blue bird-man on a stool, c.1500 (detail of 3425), Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516) / Prado, Madrid, Spain / Bridgeman Images

Hieronymus Bosch is undoubtedly the most important and awe-inspiring Medieval artist to come from the Netherlands. To mark his 500th anniversary, the Noordbrabants Museum is presenting the largest retrospective ever held of the Dutch artist’s masterpieces, in the city where they were created.

The Bridgeman archive hosts a collection of extremely high-resolution images of his fantastical paintings, where details can be made on request. The Garden of Earthly Delights triptych is also brought to life via our footage collection.


Leonardo Da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

Laing Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

13 Feb 2016 – 6 Jan 2017


Studies of the foetus in the womb, c.1510-13 (pen & ink with wash over red and black chalks on paper), Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) / Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2016 / Bridgeman Images

The Bridgeman archive holds over 200 fascinating images of Da Vinci’s drawings and text from the Royal Collection.The finest drawings by the great Leonardo Da Vinci have been selected to showcase the extraordinary scope of the Renaissance man’s interests, from sculpture and painting to zoology, botany, engineering, anatomy and mapmaking, as well as his use of various media.

Gérard Fromanger

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

17 Feb – 16 May 2016


‘Existe’, from the series ‘Questions’, 1976 (oil on canvas), Gerard Fromanger (b.1939) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Discover works by the contemporary French artist – a painter whose works encompass cinema, sculpture, photography, collage and lithography.

Gerard Fromanger‘s artwork is associated with the French artistic movement of the 1960s and 1970s called Figuration Narrative, which is considered to have been a reaction against abstract art, yet with a more political slant than American pop art.


Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

National Gallery, London, UK

17 Feb – 22 May 2016


Liberty Leading the People, 28 July 1830, c.1830-31 (oil on canvas) (for detail see 95120), Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) / Louvre-Lens, France / Bridgeman Images

As the most famous and controversial painter of the first half of the 19th century, few artists have had such an enormous impact and lasting authority as Eugene Delacroix.

This is the first presentation of Delacroix’s art in Britain for over 50 years; the exhibition surveys his dynamic career and then moves beyond it to assess the influence he exerted following his death.

“We all paint in Delacroix’s language”Cezanne

Chagall to Malevich

The Albertina, Vienna, Austria

26 Feb – 26 June 2016


The baker, 1909, Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964) / Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain / De Agostini Picture Library / G. Nimatallah / Bridgeman Images

The gallery will focus on the diversity of artistic output from the Russian avant-garde era in this large-scale exhibition: 130 masterpieces by Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Gontcharova, Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall will aim to demonstrate some of the most diverse and radical chapters of modernism.



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