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The Five Best Shows

The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come (British Museum, London)

Images of the Four Horsemen bringing plague, fire and famine in drawings, prints and manuscripts from the 11th century to the Second World War. To 24 Apr

Lucio Fontana (Hayward Gallery, London)

Italian sculptor-painter, slasher and slitter, reaches his best, and strangest, in The End of God - a suite of egg-shaped, burst and punctured canvases. To 9 Jan

Ana Maria Pacheco (National Gallery, London)

Tableaux of chunky, wide-eyed, over human-size, painted-wood effigies surrounding a stark Sebastian, arrowed. They're alive. To 9 Jan

Prunella Clough (Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield)

New work (right) by the Jerwood Prize-winning British painter of fragile, not-quite abstracts. To 22 Jan

Magritte (Dean Gallery, Edinburgh)

Big show of paintings by the surreal Belgian, from well-known visual puzzles such as boots sprouting toes, to dark and grave images. From 22 Dec to 26 Mar

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