THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

1

Jackson Pollock Tate Gallery

Big, revelatory retrospective for the wild hero of Abstract Expressionism going on Old Master. The build-up is slow and the end is uncertain, but the brief drip period deserves every wow. To 6 Jun

2

Portraits by Ingres National Gallery

Very last chance to see some of the smartest, most intense portraits ever. The gods and goddesses of a bourgeoisie triumphant. Ends tomorrow

3

Thinking Aloud Camden Arts Centre

Sculptor Richard Wentworth curates this curious and cheering exploration of creativity, with rough drafts, try-outs and prototypes. To 30 May

4

Henri Michaux Whitehapel Gallery

He was Belgo-French. He travelled. He wrote. He took drugs. High on grief and mescalin, he did numerous, amazing, wibbly scribbly micro- line drawings. Ends tomorrow

5

The Painter's Eye NPG

Art-science crossover project, probing the secrets of painting: portraitist Humphrey Ocean is brain-scanned, eye-tracked and hand-monitored as he works. To 3 Jun

... AND BEYOND

Antony Gormley's `Field' firstsite at Roman House, Colchester

One of the great hits of the decade: a sea of 40,000 pint-sized clay men - obedient, expectant, menacing, and stopping dead in a line at your feet. To 23 May

2

Andreas Gursky Dean Gallery, Edinburgh

Huge, panoramic, high-finish, micro-detailed images of our world - stock-exchange floor, city-scape, hotel foyer; vistas of more than the eye can see. To 6 May

3

ESP IKON Gallery, Birmingham

Contemporary artists investigate the paranormal in weird group show, including Susan Hiller's frightening and wonderful video installation about the psychic powers of children. To 3 Jun

4

Goya: The Disparates Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Goya in his 70s produced his last etchings. Mysterious in intention, it is a void world, life is folly, men fly off on wings into darkness. To 22 May

5

Dutch Paintings Southampton City Art Gallery

Twenty masterpieces of the Golden Age begin a tour of the country. Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Ruisdale and Hobbema star. To 3 Jun

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