The Five Best Shows

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Portraits by Ingres (National Gallery)

Some of the most intense portraiture ever. Exquisite melanges of flesh and fabric, dreams of sex and money. To 25 Apr

Patrick Caulfield (Hayward Gallery)

Caulfield is a virtuoso of many styles, and this retrospective offers the range, notably those laconic outlines flooded with translucent colour. To 11 Apr

Peter Doig & Udomsak Krisanamis

(Fruitmarket, Edinburgh)

Two painters collaborate. Doig's sizzling, curdling, overloaded landscapes mix with Krisanamis's collages of cultural detritus and noodles. To 27 Mar

Richard Deacon (Tate Gallery, Liverpool)

"New World Order" (right): more curvaceous assemblages of wood, metal, glass and plastic - some gigantic, some humble - by the noted 1980s sculptor. To 16 May

Disasters of War

(Wolverhampton Art Gallery)

Three ages of European war through the etchings of Jacques Callot, Goya and Otto Dix. Black-and-white visions from the blackest of times. To 20 Mar