Giulia's Pics

Giulia's Territories

 

From grotesque depictions of society to nostalgic illustrations, discover our International Account Manager's top pics and clips in the archive

1. What is your role at Bridgeman?

I am the international account manager for Asia and the Pacific, as well as Spain and Portugal, supporting agents in their daily requests, including handling letters to send to museums on their clients' behalf, advising on copyright issues and picture research. On top of that, I also deal with direct clients belonging to a wide range of sectors: from academic publishers to advertising agencies, from fashion designers to TV production companies.

 

2. What do you love most about the job?

I like the fact it is very diverse and gives me creative freedom, especially when it comes to business development and offering suggestions to clients and agents about how Bridgeman content can be reproduced. Moreover, I love working in such a culturally dynamic environment and having the chance to personally interact with clients belonging to different industries and backgrounds. I particularly enjoy the human aspect of sales, being able to establish personal relationships with clients that go beyond the professional aspect.

 

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

I have realized that most of my clients think of Bridgeman as solely Western fine art content. They think our images are for editorial usage only and that no cropping or editing is allowed. I spend most of my time suggesting all the possible creative ways they can actually play around with our images. I get excited when I see a client reproducing our images on packaging or stationery products!

 

Giulia Leali, International Account Manager
Giulia Leali, International Account Manager

 

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

 

Blue Owl, 1995, Tamas Galambos / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images
Blue Owl, 1995, Tamas Galambos / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

 

Tamas Galambos

I am struck by the powerful colours that characterize the artwork of this Hungarian Studio artist and I find the subject cute and cool at the same time. Very gritty! It is one of those images that you want to look at on a sad and/or rainy day as it will immediately help to improve your mood.

 

 

Angela Keoghan

Given my passion for illustration, I particularly like this image by Angela Keoghan, another artist who recently joined Studio, our contemporary art service. I like the nostalgic yet romantic atmosphere of her artwork, which reminds me of the story books I used to read when I was little. I wish that more books could feature pictures that all ages can enjoy.

 

The Great Outdoors, 2013, mixed media, Angela Keoghan / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images
The Great Outdoors, 2013, mixed media, Angela Keoghan / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

 

The March, part 6: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have A Dream - speech at the March on Washington, 1963 / Bridgeman Images
The March, part 6: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have A Dream - speech at the March on Washington, 1963 / Bridgeman Images

 

 

'I have a Dream'

I like this clip because it makes you feel as though you are actually there, taking part in a historic moment. This is the feeling I get when it comes to watching archive footage: you feel that time has stopped and you are there, experiencing those iconic moments of history you might have physically missed.

 

 

Paul Klee

My mother is a great fan of Paul Klee and, more broadly, of Expressionism and Abstraction. Since I was little, she has been sharing her feeling of joy towards this type of art and hence I grew up with exhibition catalogues, posters and postcards by Klee and Grosz around the house. Their presence is so familiar that they feel like uncles to me.

I have been moving around a lot in the past 10 years, but I have always brought with me one or two of their images. I particularly like Senecio because of its calming colours, humour and childlike perspective. 

 

Senecio, 1922 (oil on chalk primer on gauze on cardboard), Paul Klee (1879-1940) / Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland / Bridgeman Images
Senecio, 1922 (oil on chalk primer on gauze on cardboard), Paul Klee (1879-1940) / Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland / Bridgeman Images

 

 

The Pillars of Society, 1926 (oil on canvas), George Grosz / Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany / Bridgeman Images
The Pillars of Society, 1926 (oil on canvas), George Grosz / Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany / Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

George Grosz

I have chosen this image by Grosz because it is a great example of the sharp-witted satire that characterizes his work. This image is grotesque, nightmarish and almost disturbing, expressing the negative aspects of a capitalist, corrupt society.

I like his art because it goes beyond the mere aesthetics; it communicates a provocative message. For me, this is the fundamental role of art, leading the audience to critical thinking!

 

Meet with Giulia

Contact giulia.leali@bridgemanimages.com if you would like to arrange a meetup - she would be more than happy to discuss projects with you face to face! 


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