ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

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Grinling Gibbons

V&A

Fruit, flowers and foliage - the finest chisel-work of the master 17th-century woodcarver, best known for St Paul's, who made intricacy and the abundance of nature his trademark. To 24 Jan

Turner Prize Tate Gallery

Hugely popular competitive bash in which four artists show their wares. Chris Ofili, Tacita Dean, Cathy de Monchaux and Sam Taylor-Wood are this year vying for the top spot. To 10 Jan

Claude Lorrain British Museum

Drawings by the French classical landscape painter, including vivid studies of woods and streams. It's hard to believe they are 350 years old. To 10 Jan

Charlotte Saloman Royal Academy

First UK showing of Saloman's life in pictures. The 780 raw gouaches tell the story of the German Jewish girl's haste before Auschwitz. To 17 Jan

Addressing the Century Hayward Gallery

The crossover wardrobe of 20th-century art and fashion from Matisse to Miyake, picking out Meret Oppenheim's veined glove. To 11Jan

... AND BEYOND

Thinking Aloud Kettles Yard, Cambridge

Sculptor Richard Wentworth explores creative thinking in art and design with an assembly of manufacturing prototypes, sketches, blueprints, dry runs and moulds. To 3 Jan

Salvador Dali, A Mythology

Tate Liverpool

Rare view of paintings showing Dali's interest in Freud and myth, as he created a personal universe including God, Narcissus and himself. To 31 Jan

Edward Burne-Jones Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The People's Pre-Raphaelite - centenary exhibition gathers together many favourites, such as King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. To 17 Jan

Goya: The Disparates Colchester Institute

Goya produced his last etchings in his seventies. Mysterious in intention, it is a void world: life is folly, and men fly off on wings into darkness. To 14 Nov

Gustav Metzger MOMA Oxford

A look at Metzger's role as artist, theorist and author of the Auto-destructive Art manifesto (1959), including a restaging of his liquid- crystal light projections. To 10 Jan

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