THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

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Peter Doig, Whitechapel

Last weekend. Doig does something rich and strange to landscape painting. With their sweet'n'sour colours, mix of styles and textures, these images of forest and snow are fluid, jumpy, overloaded - and drugged- up to The Informationballs.

Chagall, Royal Academy

His best years: 1914-22. The works for the Russian State Jewish Theatre reveal a vigorous and public-spirited artist, before a lapse into sweet-dreaminess. Chagall for people who don't normally like Chagall.

Patrick Heron, Tate Gallery

Retrospective for modern British abstract artist. Heron's "all you need is colour" plan for painting once looked like progress; now it looks like a weird experiment worth doing to find out its limitations.

Bruce Nauman, Hayward Gallery

Video, neon, noise, messages: a sensory and intellectual assault on the viewer. This US artist's work since the 1960s has been widely influential on/ripped off by later generations. Here, the horse's mouth.

Robert Capa, Photographers' Gallery

Whether or not his most famous sequence - the falling militiaman - was staged, Capa remains the war photographer of the century. The show covers it all, from Spain, through D-Day, to Vietnam.

... AND BEYOND

Mona Hatoum, Edinburgh

An overview of Hatoum's body-focused work, full of dangerous objects and disorienting installations. Corps Etranger is the meaty centre-piece: a vertiginous video tour of all the artist's orifices.

Thomas Joshua Cooper, Leeds

The sea is the subject of these painterly photographs. With long exposures, low light and Cooper often up to his chest in water, these pictures are immersed.

Henry Moore, Bristol

A centenary exhibition of Henry Moore's maquettes, the working models which were often scaled up to gigantic proportions. Some feel that, with Moore, small is best; others, that even this goes a bit far.

Claude Lorrain, Oxford

One hundred drawings by the great French classical landscape painter, including his free, vivid and sensitive outdoor studies of woods and streams. It's hard to believe they're 350 years old.

Renaissance to Impressionism, Southhampton

In 1992 a load of old masters turned up in the basement, and now they're on view - among them Renaissance woman artist Sophonisba Anguisola and the only Archimboldo in Britain.

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