ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

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Chagall: Love & the Stage Royal Academy

Last weekend of Chagall for people who don't normally like Chagall. The works for the Russian State Jewish Theatre reveal a vigorous and public- spirited artist, before his lapse into dreaminess. Ends tomorrow

Mirror Image National Gallery

A magpie's delight: a show of mirrors and shiny surfaces in painting, with virtuoso reflections from Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait to Helen Chadwick's Vanitas. Rich pickings. See Private View, right. To 13 Dec

Gerhard Richter Anthony d'Offay

Chunky show of new work by the German heavyweight painter who moves at will from smeared colour abstracts to meticulously blurred photo- based land- and sea-scapes. To 22 Oct

Pieter de Hooch Dulwich Picture Gallery

The domestic chronicler of 17th-century Delft. De Hooch's interiors welcome the stranger in and delight in detail and perspective challenges - houses like magic boxes, brickwork, and tiles. To 15 Nov

Speed Whitechapel Gallery

A century of fast art, from Sickert to Pollock to Crash, with works by Beuys, Boccioni, Duchamp and Delaunay on the way, and Leger's film, Ballet Mecanique, showing, too. Modern time and technology explored. Also at the Photographers' Gallery. To 22 Nov

... AND BEYOND

Thomas Joshua Cooper Leeds

The sea is the subject of Cooper's intense photographs. With long exposures, low light, and the photographer often chest-high in water, these pictures are immersed. To 20 Sept

Willie Doherty Liverpool

Top Irish artist, using documentary formats to evoke trouble at hand. Photos and video focus on the iconography of terror and security. To 4 Oct

Disasters of War Brighton

Three ages of war through the eyes and etchings of Jaques Callot, Goya and Otto Dix. Black-and-white visions from the blackest of times: mass executions, madness, shell-craters and blood. To 4 Oct

Claude Lorrain: Drawings Oxford

One-hundred drawings by the great French classical landscape painter, including his remarkably free and vivid studies of woods and streams. Brown wash has seldom been used so beautifully. Ends tomorrow

Doig and Udomsak Bristol

Collaborative show of left-field painting. Doig's sizzling, overloaded landscapes mix with Udomsak's obsessional, shimmering surfaces, collages of cultural detritus and noodles. Sticky. To 18 Oct

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