Recommended: THE FIVE BEST EXHIBITIONS

THE FIVE BEST EXHIBITIONS

FRANK STELLA. Complicated, exuberant and forceful new work by the leader of American abstraction. Bernard Jacobson, W1 (0171 495 8575). LAST WEEK (ends Sat). Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-1.

LUCIAN FREUD. New paintings by the 75- year-old figurative master. With particularly interesting portraits of Leigh Bowery and Bruce Bernard. Tate, SW1 (0171 887 8000), to 26 Jul. Daily 10-5.50.

ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION. The country's biggest open show, always muddled, always pleasant. Sculpture is better this year. RA, W1 (0171 300 8000), to 16 Aug. Mon- Sat 10-6. Sun 10-8.30.

ROBERT CAPA. The great war photographer. Lots of action, plus reports on the French Popular Front and excellent portraits of such friends as Picasso and Hemingway. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (0131 556 8921), to 12 Jul. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 2-5.

PAINTERS OF LIGHT. Art from Utrecht in Dutch Golden Age, with erotic mannerism a speciality. National Gallery, WC2 (0171 839 3321), to 2 Aug. Mon-Sat 10-6, Wed 10-8, Sun 12-6.

Tim Hilton

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