In this issue:

Exhibition: Radical Light: Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891–1910

Exhibition shop: New Radical Light range

Opening this month: Love

Last chance to see: Take One Picture

The Grand Tour 2008: National Gallery paintings hit the streets of York

Exclusive film preview: Summer Hours

Radical Light: Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891–1910

Learn about the art movement that was the forerunner to Futurism. Italy’s Divisionist painters developed a radical technique to revolutionize the way they depicted the world – applying paint in flickering lines and strokes. Come and be dazzled by paintings of spectacular luminosity and brilliance.

‘Radical Light’ continues until 7 September.

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Detail from Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, ‘The Living Torrent’, 1895–6. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan (Sprind gift, 1986) © Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali

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New Radical Light range

Visit the shops online or in the Gallery and discover:

  • Beautiful exhibition catalogue & related books
  • Prints & cards
  • Stunning jewellery
  • Handmade ceramics
  • Quality homewares

Many items are exclusive to the National Gallery and available only for the exhibition period. Every purchase from the National Gallery shops helps ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy the Gallery in the future.

Browse the Radical Light range

The ‘Radical Light’ catalogue is one of a range of products accompanying the exhibition, available now from the Gallery shops.

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Opening this month: Love

Passion, ecstasy, anger, jealousy: love provokes intense emotions and has always inspired great art. Explore how artists including Raphael, Vermeer, Chagall, Marc Quinn and Tracey Emin have responded to love’s complexity and intensity.

Love opens on 24 July. Admission free.

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Detail from Marc Quinn, ‘Kiss’, 2001. Private collection © Marc Quinn. Photo Roger Sinek. Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube, London

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Last chance to see: Take One Picture

Every year the National Gallery challenges primary schools across the UK to use paintings as a focus for teaching and learning. Rubens’s ‘A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning’ has inspired the work on display this time, which includes sculpture projects, a collage animation and a model of the imagined interior of Rubens’s house.

‘Take One Picture’ runs until 13 July. Admission free.

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Model theatre detail by Enborne Church of England Primary School. Photo © The National Gallery, London

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The Grand Tour 2008: National Gallery paintings hit the streets of York

This summer ‘The Grand Tour’ has moved north. For the next three months, visitors and residents will find reproductions of National Gallery paintings hanging in the streets of York.

‘The Grand Tour’ in York follows on from success in London last summer, when the streets of Soho and Seven Dials were turned into an open-air art gallery.

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Velázquez’s ‘The Rokeby Venus’ at Bootham Bar, York © Kippa Matthews

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Exclusive film preview: Summer Hours

Be among the first in the UK to see ‘Summer Hours’, the latest film by director Olivier Assayas. Family members disagree as to the best use of a priceless private art collection. Preserve or sell? Display or protect? With a stunning cast this is an intelligent and tender assessment of the power of memory and the value of objects.

Sunday 13 July
£4/£3 concessions
On general release from 18 July

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Painting of the month

Discover July’s ‘Painting of the Month’

‘Truth or Dare’ film season

Film season to accompany ‘Radical Light’


Current exhibitions

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What’s On Highlights

July Focus: Dance

Discussion Group: Talking Books

Printmaking Workshop: Body Prints

Lecture: Recording Reality – How to Paint Light

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