Art: The Five Best Shows In London

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Monet in the 20th Century Royal Academy

The gardens and ponds at Giverny dissolve into elemental visions in these late paintings. The strange last works of Impressionism. To 8 Apr


Portraits by Ingres National Gallery

Some of the smartest, most intense portraiture ever. Images of triumphant bourgeois luxury. To 25 Apr


Patrick Caulfield Hayward Gallery

The modern object-world made luminous in this survey of nearly 50 years. To May


Andreas Gursky Serpentine Gallery

Photographs 994-98: huge, wide-vision, micro-detailed vistas of our everyday world. To 7 Mar


Zang Tumb Tumb Estorick Collection

A display of the Italian Futurists' dynamic experiments with language, typography and graphics. To Apr


Peter Doig & Udomsak Krisanamis Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal

Sizzling landscapes and twinkling collages from the two artists. To 27 Mar


Disasters of War Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Three ages of European war through the etchings of Jacques Callot, Goya and Otto Dix. To 20 Mar


Edward Weston De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

Masterpieces of modernist photography by one of the American pioneers. To 2 Mar


Willie Doherty MOMA, Oxford

Contemporary Irish artist using photos and video to reflect on the imagery of terror and security. To 4 Apr


Physical Evidence Kettles Yard, Cambridge

Theme show of sculptures, pictures and videos that evoke our dear old friend the body. To 28 Feb