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Six of the best: Art | Visual arts reviews, news & interviews

Six of the best: Art

theartsdesk recommends the half-dozen top exhibitions

Francisco de Goya, Self Portrait, 1795-7 (detail)© Metropolitan Museum of Art

Goya: The Portraits, National Gallery (see image) So much emotion and drama – an exhibition that pulses with life. Until 10 Jan

Peter Lanyon, Courtauld Gallery Glorious and dynamic: the great postwar English artist's gliding paintings. Until 17 Jan

Frank Auerbach, Tate Britain Rough and vivid, these paintings are the opposite of idealised, but nonetheless seductive. Until 13 Mar

Drawing in Silver and Gold, British Museum Dazzling shades of grey: virtuoso drawings explore a largely forgotten art. Until 6 Dec

Giacometti, National Portrait Gallery A lifetime of portraiture reveals a secret double life. Until 10 Jan

The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium, Parasol Unit Luc Tuymans brings an artist's eye to a survey of two generations of Belgian artists. Until 6 Dec

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