Art: The five best art shows in London

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1

Mirror Image National Gallery

A magpie's delight - Jonathan Miller curates a show of mirrors and shiny surfaces in painting, with virtuoso reflections from Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait to Helen Chadwick's Vanitas. To 3 Dec

2

Chris Ofili Serpentine Gallery

The Turner Prize favourite, this painter is an upbeat original, his surfaces dense and decorative, with swirls of dots, eyes, Afros and black icons, and incorporating mutant balls of elephant dung. To Nov

3

Pieter de Hooch Dulwich Picture Gallery

The domestic chronicler of 7th-century Delft. De Hooch's interiors welcome the stranger in. He delights in detail and perspectival challenges, picturing houses like magic boxes. To 5 Nov

4

Speed Whitechapel Gallery

Modern time and fast art from Sickert to Pollock to Crash, taking in Beuys, Duchamp, Delaunay on the way, and showing Leger's film, Ballet Mecanique - also at The Photographers' Gallery. To 22 Nov

5

Charles and Ray Eames Design Museum

An exhibition showcasing influential postwar lifestyle tips - the prolific work of the American designer couple who provided smart solutions to the everyday in architecture and furniture, including the classic "Eames" chair. To 4 Jan

... AND BEYOND

Personal Effects Spacex, Exeter

Six artists doing twists on domesticity: Dorothy Cross has a cow's udder-lined ironing board, Nina Saunders some unfeasible chairs, Tracey Emin a cardboard dream house. To 7 Oct

2

Willie Doherty Tate Liverpool

Top Irish artist creates an iconography of terror - the roadblock and the burnt-out car. To 4 Oct

3

Disasters of War Brighton Museum

" saw this" - three ages of European war through the etchings of Jacques Callot, Goya and Otto Dix. Visions from the blackest of times; madness, mass-executions and blood everywhere. To 4 Oct

4

Peter Doig & Udomsak Krisanamis Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Doig's sizzling, curdling, overloaded landscapes alternate with Krisanamis's twinkling surfaces and noodle collages. To 8 Oct

5

Renaissance to Impressionism Southampton City Art Gallery

A load of old masters that recently turned up in the basement: a mixture of favourites and rareties, among them Renaissance artist Sophonisba Anguisola and the only Archimboldo in Britain. To 8 Oct

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