In
this issue:

Opening this month
:
Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck to Titian

Also opening :
The Simon Sainsbury Bequest

Last chance to see
:
Love

Recently
announced :
2009 exhibitions including Picasso show

From the shops :
The National Gallery in Wartime

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

Explore ‘Renaissance Faces’

Piero di Cosimo,
‘Francesco Giamberti da Sangallo,
musician’, about 1485 © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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The
Simon Sainsbury Bequest to the National Gallery

This intimate display celebrates the arrival of three
Impressionist masterpieces to the collection: two paintings by Monet
and a still life by Gauguin. The newcomers are hung alongside
closely related works by the artists, so as well as discovering
these lesser-known works, there’s a chance to see old favorites –
such as Monet’s ‘The Water-Lily Pond’ – in a completely new light.

‘The Simon Sainsbury Bequest’ opens on 22 October.
Admission free.

More about the Simon Sainsbury
Bequest

Claude-Oscar Monet,
Water-Lilies, ‘Setting Sun’,
about 1907 © The National Gallery, London

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Love

This is your last chance to see ‘Love’, which closes
on 5 October. Explore how artists from Raphael to Tracey Emin have
responded to love’s complexity and intensity.

Admission free.

Discover ‘Love’

Detail from Anthony Frederick A. Sandys,
‘Medea’,
1868 © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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2009
Exhibitions Announced – Including Picasso Show

A major Picasso exhibition is coming to the National
Gallery this spring. ‘Picasso: Challenging the Past’ will explore
the ways Picasso took up the artistic concerns of the Old Masters
and made audacious paintings of his own.

Tickets are on sale now – book early to avoid
disappointment.

Other exhibitions next year include 17th-century
Spanish painting and sculpture and a free display of 19th-century
open-air paintings.

See exhibitions coming up in
2009

Book tickets for ‘Picasso: Challenging the
Past’

Pablo Picasso, ‘Seated Woman’, 1920 Musée Picasso,
Paris (MP67)
© RMN / Jean-Gilles Berizzi / Succession Picasso /
DACS 2008

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The
National Gallery In Wartime

This book reveals the fascinating story of the
National Gallery during the Second World War, including the
paintings’ removal to a secret location in Wales and Myra Hess’s
legendary concerts.

Beautifully illustrated, it includes previously unseen
documents and photographs from the National Gallery’s archive.

A DVD is also available, along with a range of gifts,
stationery and a CD featuring music from the era.

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‘The National Gallery Wartime’ book is available now

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What’s
On Highlights

October
Focus:
Triumph

Wine,
Nibbles and Talk:
The Belle Époque Photographed

The
Big Draw:
Day to Dra
w

Film
season:
Rose-Tinted Spectacle

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London

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Wednesdays 10am –
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