ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS

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1

Aubrey Beardsley Victoria & Albert Museum

Displaying the short, glittering life - he died in 898 at 25 - of the aesthete and illustrator, with his sinuous and florid line. Drawings, prints and posters. To 0 Jan

2

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

3

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

4

When Time Began to Rant and Rage Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Charting Irish figurative tradition of the last 00 years through 70 pictures, taking in Irish Impressionism and Jack B Yeats' wild fantasias. To 0 Jan

5

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

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