Hervé Télémaque This radical Parisian pop artist mixes Tintin and Roy Lichtenstein to inform world tales of contemporary life. Serpentine, London, from 7 October to 30 January.
Shilpa Gupta The Mumbai-based artist presents a meditation on literature and freedom with the phrases of imprisoned writers from many locations and instances. Barbican Curve, London, from 7 October to six February.
Mark Rothko Late works on paper by one of the chic artists of the trendy age. Tempo London, from 7 October to 13 November.
Rossetti An opportunity to wallow in pre-Raphaelite romance with Rossetti’s glamorous portraits. Holburne Museum, Bathtub, till 9 January.
Pablo Bronstein This artist fascinated by 18th-century types finds a pure house within the magical Soane assortment. Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, from 6 October to 2 January.
Picture of the week
For acclaimed photographer Rankin and the conceptual artists Scott Kelly and Ben Polkinghorne, male baldness is one thing to have fun. Baldpieces, a collection of portraits of males adorned with putting headwear they name “crowns to adorn balding crowns” focuses on masculine magnificence and challenges an everlasting taboo. Learn extra.
Peter Paul Rubens: The Union of Earth and Water, circa 1620 Sensuality and science merge on this baroque imaginative and prescient of the weather. Earth and water take human type and are having a love affair, whereas a satyr, putto and triton collect spherical them like merry courtiers. Rubens will get his mythology from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the traditional Latin poem that has arguably had extra affect on artwork than another literary work. However what makes this little portray so beautiful is the best way his flowing, recent brushwork and earthy but ethereal colors convey Ovid’s sense of the pure world as unsure and ever-changing. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge