Amanda's Pics

From symbolic still lifes to spellbinding paintings of ancient mythology, explore Senior Account Manager Amanda Gaspari's top pics and clips in the archive 

 

What is your role at Bridgeman?

As an Account Manager in the New York office, I oversee the Advertising, Design, Museum, and Magazine clients in the US.  My responsibilities include supporting my clients through image research, assisting in rights and copyright clearances, and administering licenses. I also get to travel throughout the country to meet with clients and attend trade shows and industry events. A great perk to the job!

 

What do you love most about the job?

I love being able to work with such a diverse group of clients and in turn work on the variety of unique projects they propose.  It is amazing to see our vast collection of images being used in such varying mediums from exhibition catalogues and hotel wall décor to television commercials.  But the best part is being able to see the finished product in action and knowing that I contributed to the design process.

 

What misconceptions do clients most commonly have about the archive?

Many clients believe that our archive is only comprised of historical content but we have so much more to offer in terms of contemporary work.  Bridgeman Studio contains numerous exciting prints, patterns, and photography that is on trend with what the design world is seeking to implement into their work.

 

Amanda Gaspari, Senior Account Manager
Amanda Gaspari, Senior Account Manager

 

 

Still life of roses, lilies, tulips and other flowers in a glass vase with a Brindled Beauty on a stone ledge, 1704,  Rachel Ruysch / Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London, UK / Bridgeman Images
Still life of roses, lilies, tulips and other flowers in a glass vase with a Brindled Beauty on a stone ledge, 1704, Rachel Ruysch / Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

 

1. Still Life

I especially like the Dutch and Flemish depictions of the natural world for their attention to detail and symbols hidden within the works.  The flower paintings of the artist’s celebrate the beauty of flora while at the same time exemplifying the concept of “ars longa, vita brevis” (“art is long, life is short”).  

 

 

 

 

 

2. John Singer Sargent 

John Singer Sargent’s portraits are fascinating. They are incredibly detailed and yet ephemeral, and I especially love his attention to fabric in the subject’s clothing. Not only does he capture a moment in time, but also the essence of his poser.

 

A Venetian woman, 1882, Sargent, John Singer Sargent / Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA / The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial / Bridgeman Images
A Venetian woman, 1882, Sargent, John Singer Sargent / Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA / The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld, 1861, Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / Museum Purchase with funds provided by / Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund / Bridgeman Images
Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld, 1861, Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / Museum Purchase with funds provided by / Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund / Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

 

3. Greek and Roman Mythology

I love a good visual interpretation of a story, especially of a mythological nature. Orpheus is one of my favorite of the Greek myths and Corot’s interpretation here is spellbinding. It’s soft and romantic, but their impending doom is represented by the shades they have left behind. 

 

 

 

4.  Rosie Emerson

I came across one of our Studio artists, Rosie Emerson, and instantly fell in love with her style. Her works have a vintage quality but with a very modern feel. And her process is fascinating as she combines many different materials to create her pieces. She is one of the many great studio artists’ creating unique and exciting art.

 

Callisto, 2014, (cyanotype with silver leaf on paper), Emerson, Rosie Emerson / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images
Callisto, 2014, (cyanotype with silver leaf on paper), Emerson, Rosie Emerson / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Surrealism, Dada, and their heritage discussion / Creative Arts Television / Bridgeman Footage
Surrealism, Dada, and their heritage discussion / Creative Arts Television / Bridgeman Footage

 

 

 

 

5. Surrealism

Surrealism is just a straight up fascinating art movement. This clip offers some great insight into the origins and artists that encapsulated the ideas of the time.

 

 

 

6. The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection is one of my favorite museums in the city. I can get lost in awe for hours among the beautiful works of art. The Progress of Love series by Fragonard is a top favorite of mine and this clip describes the story of how the paintings came to reside in the collection. 

 

The Frick Collection, Fragonard room / Bridgeman Footage
The Frick Collection, Fragonard room / Bridgeman Footage

 

 

Meet Amanda at…

Boutique Design New York is the leading trade fair for  the hospitality and leisure design industry and is returning on 8-9 November 2015

 

Need help with a project?

Contact our sales team who can help you with research and copyright clearance. If you can't find what you are looking for, we can work with our collections to source it for you. New images and clips are being uploaded every day


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