Remembering Our Veterans
In rememberance of our veterans on this year's Veterans Day, explore Bridgeman collections that document North American and European military history, as well as the conflicts and triumphs of the 20th-century
Proverbs & Popular Sayings
Bridgeman's guide to popular phrases we all love to use, and where they came from.
Art Against the Regime
Art has always been a medium in which to convey ideas, and 18th century artists of the American War of Independence and the French Revolution decidedly used their trade as a way to illustrate the ideals - and whip up support - for revolution.
We Love New York
From the days of Henry Hudson to modern times, New York City has been a muse, a vibrant and diverse subject, and a beacon for creativity.
The All-Americans
From the birth of our country and formation of our national identity to flipping the 20th century art world on its head, American has a celebrated tradition of art and artists. Here's a rundown of some of our favorites.
Political Folly
Do you have election fatigue? We certainly do. In an effort to cleanse our palate of this year's election cycle, Bridgeman offers a guide for running for political office with the aide of political cartoons from decades past.
Wanted: Dead or Alive
A rundown of some of the most interesting and notorious manhunts in history.
The Perfect Calendar
Iconic images for each month of the year, plus plenty of ideas for inspired calendar products.
April Fools!
Outrageous pranks or strange-but-true life tales, can you tell the difference?
The National Parks
Stretched out over 84 million acres, the country's National Parks are as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence. Artists were instrumental in the effort to set in motion legislation to protect and preserve our beloved landscapes for future generations.
Pearls of Wisdom from Mom
With Mother's Day around the corner on May 8th, it's worth remembering all the little nagging things our Moms used to say to us. Without these little nuggets of wisdom, we wouldn't be who we are. Thanks Mom!
March Towards Equality
A century after the Civil War, the civil rights struggle of the 1960s forced the nation to confront its failed policy of 'separate but equal.'
A Fragile Freedom
Although the Atlantic slave trade was abolished in 1807, slaves wouldn't be emancipated until almost six decades later in 1863. And that long awaited emancipation proved fragile during the Civil War and Reconstruction period.
The Middle Passage
Learn more about the harrowing journey of over 6 million Africans taken from their homeland to the New World as part of the 18th century American slave trade.
The A-Team
Meet America's team: the diverse group of patriots who helped to usher our country into independence.
Stars and Stripes
A short history of the American flag.
Daily Life in Mesoamerica
Explore Bridgeman collections that illustrate how pre-Columbian societies lived and flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
The Emmett Till Trial, illustrated by Franklin McMahon
The 1955 trial of two men for the murder of 14-year old Emmett Till, sparked national outrage and helped to mobilize the civil rights movement.
Words of Wisdom from a few Mad Men
A new season of the retro hit TV series has started and once again we're mad for mid-century. Here are some favorite nuggets of wisdom from the show, along with retro imagery from The Advertising Archives.
Engineering The Future
The Codex Atlanticus, a collection of Leonardo Da Vinci's sketches and observations, is a treasure trove of futuristic contraptions and engineering feats imagined well before their time.
The Visconti Tarot Deck
Beautifully painted by Italian artist Bonifacio Bembo in the 15th century, the Visconti deck is one of the earliest surviving tarot card sets.
The works of Edward Lear
Lear's works are a fusion of art, science and literature and are highlighted in a new exhibition at the London's Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in existence.
The American President
On November 6th, we go to the polls to elect the 45th President of the United States. Here's some fun presidential trivia, illustrated with images from the Bridgeman archive.
National Women's Party
To commemorate Women's History Month, we've put together a short history of the National Women's Party, one of the most influential women's rights organizations of the 20th century.
The Night Watch
Rembrandt's 17th century masterpiece is in the spotlight, as it takes its place in the newly renovated Rijksmuseum in April 2013. Learn more about the large-scale work.
A Patriotic Top 10
In honor of our most patriotic month of the year, Bridgeman runs down our top 10 American paintings and photographs.
'Once upon a time... In a fabled land of mythical beasts
Journey through the world of fabled lands and mythical beasts. Scandinavian fairy tales, Alice In Wonderland, contemporary artists and more...
Subways, Streets and Still Lifes
See the urban landscapes of New York through the meticulous eye of Bridgeman Contemporary artist, Laura Shechter.
A Salute to Veterans Day
In honor of Veterans Day explore Bridgeman collections that document American and European military history and the conflicts and triumphs of the 20th century.
World War One Centenary
With the centenary of the First World War, we have categorised our content into key themes to aide your research.
J.M.W.Turner: The Painter of Light
Mike Leigh's new film about the celebrated British artist has been lauded by critics at Cannes. Explore his life and works through images in the Bridgeman archive.
Lazy Summer Days
Explore the wistful paintings of Daniel Bennett Schwartz, a Bridgeman Contemporary Artist
The Colourful Life of Glynn Boyd Harte
Proudly representing one of Britain's most exuberant and influential artists for image licensing.
Artist Focus: Bernard Stanley Hoyes
A master of colorful and rhythmical compositions, steeped in Jamaican Revivalism
1913: The Year Before the Great War
With the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I coming in 2014, explore the last year of peace before the "war to end all wars."
A Fashionable Top 10
With Fashion Week right around the corner, Bridgeman runs down our top 10 fashion innovations throughout history.
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
The March on Washington and Martin Luther King's historic 'I Have a Dream' speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, took place 50 years ago on August 28th.
Top 10 Father Figures from Literature
From doting dads to not-so-fatherly figures, our top 10 fathers from literature.
Strange Days
We’re all aware of celebrations such as Easter and Thanksgiving, but how many other special days do you know?
Double Takes
Celebrate the art of portraiture, with our favourite celebrity look-a-likes.
A 007 Inspired Top Ten
Historical figures whose real-life antics would have made for great Bond characters.
Beautiful zoological illustrations
A fusion of art, science and literature: the beautiful zoological illustrations of Edward Lear
Buddhist Heritage of the World
Bridgeman footage supplier, Benoy K Behl, is profiled in a 6-part feature in Frontline Magazine.
Anna Karenina's Russia
Take a voyage to the late 19th century Russia inhabited by Anna, Alexei, Vronsky and Levin with images from Bridgeman's impressive roster of Russian collections.
Rossetti and the Lady Lilith
Move over Madonna, Rossetti found the Kabbalah bracelet first...
Celebrating Jamaica at 50
Usain Bolt's 2012 Olympic feats and the 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain offer the perfect platform for celebrating the vibrant Caribbean nation.
Top 10 Bombshells
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, here's our run-down of the top ten bombshells of all time.
Dorando Pietri & the 1908 Olympic Marathon
"He run-a, run-a, run-a, run like anything..." - from "Dorando" by Irving Berlin
Into The Wild Blue Yonder
A short history of flight, with images from the archive.
Images with Impact
Inspired image selections for seasonal trends in fashion, textiles, paper products and packaging.
Images for Museums & Galleries
Creating displays, catalogs or products? Bridgeman is the world's largest cultural image resource for your exhibition needs.
Bah Humbug!
We love Christmas, but there are ten things about the season that can bring out the inner Grinch.
Race to the South Pole
For the British and Norwegian teams, it was a race to the death to reach the South Pole.
Bridgeman Creative
Inspirational selections of imagery to help you find that perfect image for marketing and advertising campaigns.
Forget the Ten Commandments? There's an app for that.
From the Rosetta Stone to Moses to the iPad, the evolution of everyone's favourite gadget: the tablet.
The known world: A short history of map making
A short history of the art and science of cartography.
Autumn/Winter: Style Advice from the Archives
Let Bridgeman guide you through those crucial wardrobe do’s and don’ts
New Contemporary Artist: Daisy de Villeneuve
New Contemporary Artist. Fashion-led illustrations.
Interview with Mexican artist, Pedro Diego Alvarado
Interview with Mexican artist and grandson of Diego Rivera, Pedro Diego Alvarado.
Inspired by Nature
"For many years I have travelled to wilderness areas in search of inspiration for my prints"
(Secret) Lives of the Artists
In honour of Giorgio Vasari's 500th birthday, we celebrate his life's work, "Lives of the Artists," with a tabloid-style expose.
An interview with Jenny Page: Partnership with the De Agostini Picture Library.
Bridgeman’s Picture Research Manager reveals all about sourcing images for the De Agostini Picture Library.
The birds and the bees...(and the flowers and the trees)
...and the flowers and the trees. Celebrate Spring with images that highlight the diversity of the natural world.
The American Civil War
How much do you know about the American Civil War?
Symbols of British Identity
A cultural celebration of all things British is hotting up.
What makes us British?
See Bridgeman's lighthearted take on our top 10 defining characteristics.
Annabel Fairfax: New Contemporary Artist.
Stylish chickens and playful, decorative still lifes in bright colours.
Inspiration for gift products
From iconic art to vintage posters and photography, here are some ideas to get you started on your search.
Colour Trends for 2011
Inspired by Pantone's colour trend research for 2011, we've put together some image selections that draw from next year's palette.
What's your sign?
A very brief history of astrology, along with descriptions of all 12 zodiac segments and the signs of iconic artists.
Still Images For Television & Film
Bridgeman offers a comprehensive collection of high resolution imagery for set design and programming.
Images for Trade Publishing
For over 35 years, Bridgeman has been a trusted resource for images and copyright clearance for publishers.
Haunted
Photography on the front lines of one of the bloodiest conflicts of modern history: the American Civil War, in advance of the 150th anniversary in 2011.
Hell & The Sublime
For centuries, artists have been imagining the realm of human afterlife. In honour of Halloween, we run down our favourite depictions of hell.
Katsushika Hokusai's Pictures of the Floating World
250th anniversary of the birth of the leading painter and printmaker of the Japanese Edo period
Pedro Diego Alvarado
New to Bridgeman, Mexican painter Pedro Diego Alvarado renders lush Central American landscapes and still lifes of tropical fruit that are good enough to eat.
Britain's next Saint?
Only one step away from sainthood we take a closer look at Cardinal Newman and British saints.
Rites, Ritual & Ceremony
From the everyday to holy days, how we worship.
What We Worship
Religion and faith illuminated through text and illustration.
Where We Worship
Houses of worship, holy sites and places of pilgrimage.
The Regime Against Art
The Nazi exhibition of works deemed 'degenerate' is only one example of state-sanctioned censorship and destruction of art works.
Sibling Rivalry
The 2010 UK Labour Party leadership election sees two brothers, David and Edward Miliband, facing off. Bridgeman delves into its archive to assess sibling rivalry in history, literature and myth.
Caravaggio: The Light and Dark
400 years after his death, the master of the dramatic still has the power to delight and perplex
Urban Worlds in Transition
NEW Bridgeman represented artist taking paper art to a whole new level. Learn more about this unique artist.
Tristram Hillier (1905-83)
Tristram Hillier’s classical, timeless images, full of steely light and ominous shadows, have a unique place in the history of British 20th century art.
The Joys of Getting LOST
Calling all LOST fans! With the finale fast approaching, here's a fun diversion from all the election chaos. Can you identify all 50 show references in this collage?
Quilting back in Fashion
Take a look at the unique embroidered quilts and needlework designs within the Bridgeman archive.
Inspiration for calendars & stationery products
Tired of the same old calendar images? Let Bridgeman help get the ball rolling with these ideas.
Because of women....
Celebrate Women's History month with a few things invented, written or inspired by women that truly make the world a better place.
The Art of Falling in Love
Bridgeman's ten step plan to winning the object of your desire.
Anthony Breslin (Contemporary Artist)
One of Australia's most original, eclectic, and evocative artists.
Bridgeman's 12 Days of Christmas
Sing along with Bridgeman as we run down our version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas.'
'Tis the season for panto
Not just a modern British phenomenon. Oh, no, it's not! Read about its origins in ancient Greece and links with the Commedia dell'arte, a form of popular theatre in Italy.
Supernatural
As the newest movie in the Twilight saga makes box-office history, explore the history of the supernatural as seen in art and literature.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...
In honour of Rememberance Day explore Bridgeman collections that document European and American military history and the conflicts and triumphs of the 20th century.
Hungarian Rhapsody
How much do you know about Hungarian modern art? Following the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain we introduce four artists.
Symbols of Freemasonry - a case for Robert Langdon
Go behind the curtain in Dan Brown's new novel and explore the world of secret societies
After...
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Artists throughout the ages have borrowed and built upon those who have come before.
21st century Art
New work from some of Bridgeman's talented group of 500 contemporary artists.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - Desperate Romantics
Take a closer look at the art movement inspired by love, literature and truth to nature.
'This is the short and the long of it.'
Bridgeman dusts off the top 10 bestselling books of all time, all of which have relied heavily upon Bridgeman's archive for their illustrations.
Iranian art, architecture and artifacts at Bridgeman
75 years since Persia officially renamed Iran. Rediscover a rich cultural history.
Royal Academy exhibition runaway success
Major Russian collections under review following runaway success of Royal Academy exhibition
Defining Moment
The inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th President is a huge turning point for the United States. Take a look at past events that define a turbulent and triumphant history.
White Beauty
With Mark Wallinger's giant horse set to tower over the Kent landscape, we look back at at a tradition of the horse in British art
St. George the Dragon Slayer
Saint George is the patron saint of England. Popularly identified with England and English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry but actually he wasn't English at all...
Coal Mining: A history
Over 25 years since the 1984 Coal Miners' strike
A Fresh Crop
From masterpieces by iconic artists to something more contemporary, let Bridgeman show you fresh ideas for your upcoming calendar lines.
Exotic Delights
New paintings by Nigel Hughes. Mayan Architecture and South American birds.
Stairway to Heaven
William Blake's 1809 Exhibition recreated at Tate Britain
Bird's Eye View
New panoramic images of London's landmarks by Francis Farmar
The Public Enemy Era
Bank robbers, bootleggers and national heroes. Take a look at our rogues gallery of faces and places of Chicago's public enemy era.
'Henry the Eighth I am, I am'
Shakespearean drama, the beheading of wives, sibling rivalry and a beloved red haired virgin; take a closer look at the Tudors through the eyes of the artists of the time.
A Journey through Asia
The Bridgeman Art Library has an impressive collection of Asian art from museums around the globe.
Travel Through Time
Travel through time with Bridgeman. Enhancing our fine art offerings are significant photographic collections
Art of the Feast
Thanksgiving is upon us. In honor of the holiday, we explore the enduring theme of food and celebration in art.
A Salute to Summer
Explore some Bridgeman collections rich in Americana and summer themes.

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