The Independent Recommends: The Five Best Shows
Monday 15 March 1999
Revelatory retrospective for the wild hero of Abstract Expressionism going-on Old Master: legendary for his great drip paintings, but widely unshown here for 40 years. To 6 Jun
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
Monet in the 20th Century (Royal Academy)
The gardens and lily ponds at Giverny dissolve into fiery lights, liquid reflections, depths and voids (right). To 18 Apr
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
Richard Deacon (Tate Gallery, Liverpool)
"New World Order": more curvaceous assemblages of wood, metal, glass and plastic - some gigantic, some humble - by the Eighties sculptor. To 16 May
Arts & Ents blogs
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
- 1 To those who can’t see the point of International Women’s Day: you are the very reason it exists
- 2 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 5 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role because late wife Natasha Richardson said she wouldn't marry him if he took it