The Story of Women and Art

Over 60 Bridgeman images were licensed for Matchlight's BBC series, examining the story of history's greatest female artists

Still from 'The Story of Women and Art' featuring 
Susannah and the Elders, c.1610 by Artemisia Gentileschi (1597-c.1651)
Still from 'The Story of Women and Art' featuring Susannah and the Elders, c.1610 by Artemisia Gentileschi (1597-c.1651)

 

In this three part series, Professor Amanda Vickery explores the hidden journey of female creativity in Western art, from the cloistered worlds of Renaissance Italy and Spain, through revolutionary France, to New Mexico in the 20th century.
 
Bridgeman have previously worked with Matchlight, an independent British television production company, as a key image supplier on their series 'Medieval Births, Marriages and Deaths' and 'She Wolves.' See all images used in 'The Story of Women and Art'  
 
First shown: 9pm 16 May 2014. View on BBC iPlayer
 

 

Self-Portrait, c. 1630 by Judith Leyster (1600-60) / National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
Self-Portrait, c. 1630 by Judith Leyster (1600-60) / National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

 

 

Self portrait as the allegory of Painting (La Pittura) 1638-39 by Artemisia Gentileschi (1597-c.1651) / Royal Collection Trust
Self portrait as the allegory of Painting (La Pittura) 1638-39 by Artemisia Gentileschi (1597-c.1651) / Royal Collection Trust

 

 

Interview: Paul McCaffery, Production Co-ordinator on 'The Story of Women and Art' talks to us about the production and working with Bridgeman:
 
1. What was your favourite image that you licensed from Bridgeman?
For me, it was Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemesia Gentileschi. It was used in a section about the artist in programme one of the series, where we look at a particularly dark chapter in her life. It’s a stunning image.
 
2. How easy was licensing images from Bridgeman?
As with every time we deal with Bridgeman, simple and painless.
 
3. How helpful was your Account Manager?
Rachel was great, as always– and helped us hugely through a long edit process on our side.
 
4. How would you sum up your experience working with Bridgeman in three words?
The best around.

 

Still from 'The Story of Women and Art' featuring Judith and Holofernes (panel) by Artemesia Gentileschi  (1597-c.1651) /Museo di Capodimonte, Naples
Still from 'The Story of Women and Art' featuring Judith and Holofernes (panel) by Artemesia Gentileschi (1597-c.1651) /Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

 

Find out more
 
Contact our sales team for enquiries about licensing images for productions and clearing copyright.
 
Bridgeman on TV – see more examples where Bridgeman images were licensed for historical and arts programming.  
 
View our Pinterest board - Important female artists within art history. Use FEMALEARTIST within your search on our website.
 
 

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