THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON...AND BEYOND

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The Independent Culture
1

Mirror Image National Gallery

A magpie's delight - Jonathan Miller curates a show of mirrors and shiny surfaces in painting, with virtuoso reflections from Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait to Helen Chadwick's Vanitas. To 3 Dec

2

Gerhard Richter Anthony d'Offay

Chunky show of work by the German heavyweight painter who moves from smeared colour abstracts to meticulously blurred photo-based images in a block-booking of all four d'Offay spaces. To 22 Oct

3

Pieter de Hooch Dulwich Picture Gallery

The domestic chronicler of 7th-century Delft. De Hooch's interiors welcome the stranger in. He delights in detail and perspectival challenges picturing houses like magic boxes. To 5 Nov

4

Speed Whitechapel Gallery

Modern time and fast art from Sickert to Pollock to Crash, taking in Beuys, Duchamp, Delaunay on the way, and showing Leger's film, Ballet Mecanique - also at The Photographers Gallery. To 22 Nov

5

Charles and Ray Eames Design Museum

Influential post-war lifestyle tips - the prolific work of the American designer husband-and-wife team who provided smart solutions to the everyday in architecture and furniture - including the classic "Eames" chair. To 4 Jan

... AND BEYOND

Thomas Cooper Leeds City Art Gallery

The sea - its surface seething and breaking - is the subject of these intense, painterly photographs. With Cooper often up to his chest in water, these pictures are immersed. To 20 Sept

2

Willie Doherty Tate Liverpool

Top Irish artist creates an iconography of terror - the roadblock and the burnt-out car. To 4 Oct

3

Disasters of War Brighton Museum

" saw this" - three ages of European war through the etchings of Jacques Callot, Goya and Otto Dix. Visions from the blackest of times; madness, mass-executions and blood everywhere. To 4 Oct

4

Peter Doig & Udomsak Krisanamis Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Doig's sizzling, curdling, overloaded landscapes alternate with Krisanamis's twinkling surfaces and noodle collages. To 8 Oct

5

George Fullard Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

"Playing with Paradox" rediscovers this post-war British sculptor, an original force who died at 50 in 973. Fullard made 3D collages, wonky toy-like constructions of found objects and scrap materials, often reflecting his war experiences. To 20 Sept

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