Art: The Five Best Shows In London
Saturday 03 April 1999
Jackson Pollock Tate Gallery
Big, revelatory retrospective for the wild hero of Abstract Expressionism going on Old Master: legendary for his great drip paintings, but virtually unshown here for 40 years. To 6 Jun
Portraits by Ingres National Gallery
Some of the smartest, most intense portraits ever. Men as icons of power; women as exquisite melanges of flesh and fabric. To 25 Apr
Monet in the 20th Century Royal Academy
The gardens and lily ponds at Giverny dissolve into fiery lights, haze, liquid reflections, depths and voids - and, in the circumstances, you will too. To 8 Apr
Patrick Caulfield Hayward Gallery
From a virtuoso of many styles, this retrospective offers the range - notably, those fat, laconic outlines flooded with translucent colour. To May
Henri Michaux Whitechapel Gallery
He travelled. He wrote. He took drugs. And inspired by grief and mescalin, he created amazing, wobbly bobbly wibbly scribbly fine-grain line drawings. To 25 Apr
... AND BEYOND
Andreas Gursky Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
Photographs 994-98: huge, panoramic, high-finish, micro-detailed, digitally-manipulated images of our world - stock exchange floor, city- scape, hotel foyer. Vistas of more than the eye can see. To 6 May
Aubrey Beardsley Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
The short and brilliant career of the 890s aesthete and illustrator, with his masterful blacks and whites and his uniquely sinuous, florid line. To Apr
Bob Law Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
Law was once known for his completely black mimimalist pictures. Here's a wider view of his work: Cornish landscape beginnings, colour, and tiny, toy-like constructions. To 25 Apr
Willie Doherty & James Casebere MOMA, Oxford
Doherty's nervy video installation on sectarian terror, with Casebere's delicate, moody photos of architectural scale- models. To 4 Apr
Veronica Ryan Tate Gallery, St Ives
A striking new cross-cultural sculpture, made of a block of marble from Hepworth's studio, into which casts of sour-sop fruit seem to be sinking. To Apr
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