In this issue:

Opening this month: Radical Light: Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891–1910

Last chance to see: Last chance to see: Alison Watt: Phantom

Exhibition: Take One Picture

Two for one offer: Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair

From the shops: Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue

Opening this month: Radical Light: Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891–1910

This exhibition offers the chance to learn about the little-known – yet important – art movement of Divisionism, the forerunner to Futurism. During a time of social upheaval and political unrest, Italy’s Divisionist painters developed a radical technique to revolutionize the way they depicted the world. Contemporary with French pointillism, Divisionist artists applied paint in flickering lines and strokes. Come and be dazzled by paintings of spectacular luminosity and brilliance.

‘Radical Light’ opens on 18 June.

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Detail from Luigi Russolo, ‘Lightning’, 1909-10 © Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome. Photo Alessandro Vasari

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Last chance to see: Alison Watt: Phantom

This month is your last chance to see this exhibition of work by Alison Watt, marking the end of her two-year residency as Associate Artist at the National Gallery. Watt’s large-scale paintings demonstrate a deep fascination with the suggestive power of fabric. Discover how the National Gallery’s ‘Saint Francis in Meditation’ by Zurbarán has inspired her work.

‘Alison Watt: Phantom’ closes on 29 June. Admission free

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Alison Watt, ‘Phantom’, 2007 © The National Gallery, London, courtesy Alison Watt / Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

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Exhibition: Take One Picture

Since 1995 the National Gallery has challenged primary schools across the UK to use paintings in the classroom as a focus for cross-curricular teaching and learning. This year, Rubens’s ‘A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning’ has inspired the work on display, which includes sculpture projects, a collage animation and a model of the imagined interior of Rubens’s house.

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‘Take One Picture’ Cow by St Nicholas CE Primary School, Radstock, Bath. Photo © The National Gallery, London

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2 for 1 offer: Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair

If you enjoyed the National Gallery’s recent ‘Pompeo Batoni’ exhibition, you may be interested to know that The Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair and The Art Fund are launching a public appeal to save Batoni’s portrait of John Rolle Walter for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

To support this cause and help reach the £15,000 target, National Gallery e-news subscribers can get two tickets for the price of one to the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair (5-15 June). The Fair offers you the opportunity to browse and buy from an unparalleled choice of antiques, art and jewels. Please quote NG01 to redeem the offer.

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Pompeo Batoni, ‘Portrait of John Rolle Walter (1712-1779)’ © Christie’s Images Limited 2007

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Offer from the shops: Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue

Telling the story of the National Gallery’s award-winning 2007 Grand Tour, ‘Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue’ is a unique juxtaposition of streetscape and paintings, showing how classic works of art resonate with contemporary culture. This is a book for people who love London and the treasures it holds.

Buy this book now and postage is free. Quote reference TIGER at the checkout. Plus, why not order a high-quality print of your favorite painting from the Grand Tour?

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