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Wednesday 27 January 1999
The gardens and ponds at Giverny dissolve into elemental visions: fiery lights, haze, liquid reflections, voids and depths. The strange last works of Impressionism. To 18 Apr
Andreas Gursky (Serpentine Gallery)
Photographs 1994-98: wide-vision, high-finish, micro-detailed vistas of our world - stock-exchange floor, cityscape, airport, alpine valley - images filled with more than the eye can see. To 7 Mar
Bridget Riley (Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal)
Retrospective of the top British abstractionist's career, from shimmering monochromes to colour, stripes, diagonals, and curves (right). To 31 Jan
Disasters of War (Wolverhampton Art Gallery)
Three ages of war through etchings by Goya, Jacques Callot and Otto Dix. Black-and-white visions from the blackest of times. To 20 Mar
Willie Doherty (MOMA, Oxford)
Contemporary Irish artist, using photos and video to reflect on the imagery of terror and security - the road-block, the surveillance camera... To 4 Apr
Will explain back story to fictional kingdom Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 2015 General Election: Green party will not appear in TV debate alongside Ukip – says BBC
- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything