In this issue:

Last chance to see : Radical Light: Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891–1910

Exhibition : Love

Coming soon : Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck to Titian

Theatre offer : Six Characters in Search of An Author

News from the shops : Organise 2009 in style

Radical Light: Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891–1910

‘Fascinating’ – Lisa Goldman, ‘Saturday Review’, BBC Radio 4
‘A rare and thought-provoking exploration of the tangled roots of early modern painting in Italy’ – Andrew Graham-Dixon, ‘Seven’, ‘The Sunday Telegraph’

This
is your last chance to see ‘Radical Light’, which closes on 7
September. Don’t forget that the exhibition is open late on Wednesday
evenings, with tickets only £4 (half adult admission) from 6pm.

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Angelo Morbelli, ‘In the Rice Fields’, 1898-1901, Private collection © Photo courtesy of the owner

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Love

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

‘Love’ continues until 5 October. Admission free.

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Detail from Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, ‘The Unconscious Rivals’, 1893 © Bristol’s Museums, Galleries & Archives

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Coming soon: Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck To Titian

This
landmark exhibition explores the dramatic rise of portraiture in the
Renaissance. It features works by the great masters of Northern and
Southern Europe, including Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, van Eyck,
Holbein, Dürer, Lotto, Pontormo and Bellini.

Comprising
over 60 paintings, alongside important sculptures, drawings and medals,
‘Renaissance Faces’ provides fresh insights into 15th- and 16th-century
art and life.

‘Renaissance Faces’ opens on 15 October.

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Detail from Jan van Eyck, ‘Margaret, the Artist’s Wife’, 1439
Groeningemuseum, Bruges © Lukas – Art in Flanders VZW

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Theatre offer: Six Characters in Search of An Author

If
you’ve seen ‘Radical Light’, you may well enjoy ‘Six Characters in
Search of an Author’ at the Gielgud Theatre. First performed in 1921,
Luigi Pirandello’s most famous play highlights some of the changes –
both social and creative – taking place in Italy at the time.

National
Gallery e-news subscribers can get top price tickets for only £25 for
preview performances (10 – 15 September). Call 0844 482 5130 or book
online.

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News from the shops: Organise 2009 in style

2009
diaries, calendars and year planners featuring National Gallery
paintings are now available in the Gallery shops and online. Make sure
you get yours before they sell out!

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