ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDONART

1

Rembrandt by Himself National Gallery

The self-portraits. The first and most searching autobiography in paint. The great pictorial statements of honesty and mortality, of the human depths. Thirty paintings. To 5 Sept

2

Bridget Riley Serpentine Gallery

The classic Op period: paintings from the 960s and 970s, blazing and shifting in black, white and magically elusive and illusive shades of grey. To 30 Aug

3

Morandi & His Time Estorick Collection

Mr Twentieth-Century Still Life. Nineteen of his table-top pictures, with their close but tense families of bottles, jugs and pots - plus work by his contemporaries. To 9 Sept

4

Sean Scully South London Gallery

Recent paintings by leading British abstractionist: vertical and horizontal planks of colour, held in powerful locks - and with a new, brighter, bittier Scully emerging. To Aug

5

Abracadabra Tate Gallery

"Open Sesame" show of young-ish international art - 5 new names - Surrealism revisited - and the longest table-football in the world. To 26 Sept

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