Eugenia's Pics and Clips

From Fine Art's medieval history to the influence of Contemporary Art on her work, discover Eugenia's favourite pictures and clips from the archive. 

Eugenia De Francesco

1. What is your role at Bridgeman?

I am currently a trainee with the Marketing Team at Bridgeman Images. I help in the office with day-to-day tasks and website activities, from writing content for the Bridgeman Blog to translations for the Italian Bridgeman Images office & marketing. I also produce animated videos to be published on social media utilising video editing programs (which turns out to be very stimulating with a huge archive like this!)

2. What do you love most about the job?

To work alongside people of all backgrounds from across the world and above all to work with a vast archive of images and footage. Your creativity and your curiosity are constantly stimulated having the chance to discover something new from the archive every day.

3. What misconceptions do clients most commonly have about the archive?

I think the main misconception is that Bridgeman simply presents a web platform that you can use to find images and historic clips. Of course, Bridgeman Images offers much more than that! This platform is very important and helps spotlight the importance of copyright laws of the artists and their artworks. The expertise of the staff and the cooperative way we work with clients is a given whenever one chooses to work with the Bridgeman Images team, whose expertise and knowledge of the industry is based on years of experience.


Eugenia's favourite images and clips in the archive are...





Medieval songbook / Buyenlarge Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images





Codex Manesse

I have always been interested in the world of cultural heritage and Medieval Art history. I love immersing myself in the minute details of the ancient medieval Codex. It is fascinating to see the various ways these stories are handled in the documentation.



Antonello da Messina, Portrait of a Man or Trivulzio

I am also very passionate about portraiture. During the first half of the 1400s, one of the greatest Italian painters, Antonello Da Messina, embarked on a long journey that took him from Sicily to Venice. During this journey, he acquired the practical notions of perspective and the use of light - the latter derived from the Flemish tradition with particular attention given to the psychology of the portrayed subject - which makes his portraits fascinating.


Portrait of a Man or Trivulzio (oil on wood), Messina, Antonello da (1430-79) / Museo Civico D'Arte Antica, Turin, Italy / De Agostini Picture Library / Chomon & Perrino / Bridgeman Images





Jimi Hendricks Tracks, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (fl.1967-69) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images




Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (fl.1967-69) Jimi Hendricks Tracks 

The fact that I’m passionate about Medieval and Renaissance doesn't mean that I don't share a similar interest in contemporary art! Bridgeman Images now represents the artworks of famous graphic designer couple Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, who in the 1960's revolutionised the world of illustration with their graphic posters, which blurred the lines between advertisement and art.



Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York, 1903

With this wonderful clip, Bridgeman Footage reminds us that recounting the historical story is not only important but is a fundamental tool. It can cause us to rediscover more about our past and our history, and in doing so learn more about our present selves.



Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York, 1903 - early Thomas Edison films / Bridgeman Images



The Good Life, 2012-13 (oil on linen), Campbell, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images




The Good Life, 2012-13 (oil on linen), Rebecca Campbell 

Finally, I would like to introduce my favourite artist at the Bridgeman Studio, Rebecca Campbell. A magnificent oil painter, Campbell manages with geometric precision in her art not to give up the flexible creativity and imagination that makes her work so beloved. Colours, animals and people pop out of the artworks.





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