From Velazguez and Rubens to Picasso and Kandinsky, this Spring sees the world's greatest painters (and sculptors too, though anonymous Ancient Greeks) with some mesmerising shows across Europe, Canada and the USA. Don't miss them.
1. Paris Velazguez and the triumph of Spanish Painting, 25/3 - 13/7 2015, Grand Palais www.grandpalais.fr Perhaps the most acclaimed painter of all time, here in all his triumphant glory.
2. London Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cezanne 24/1 - 10/4 2015, Main Galleries, The Royal Academy www.royalacademy.org.uk A rare opportunity to see the extraordinary range of Peter Paul Rubens's achievements.
3. New York Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901 - 1911 to Spring 2015, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum www.guggenheim.org The defining years as the artist became an art revolutionary.
4. Vienna Velazquez, the Exhibition, to 15/2/2015 KunsthistorischesMuseum www.khm.at Brings together 46 of his best-known canvases.
5. New York El Greco in New York, to 1/2/2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art www.metmuseum.org New York galleries and collections bring together all his work to be found in the city.
6. Florence Picasso and the Spanish Modernity, to 25/1/2015, Palazzo Strozzi www.palazzostrozzi.org How Picasso influenced his Spanish conpadres including Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and Juan Gris.
7. London Defining Beauty: the body in Ancient Greek art 26/3 - 5/7 2015, The British Museum www.britishmuseum.org Experience some of the most beautiful and thought-provoking survivals from antiquity.
8. Toronto Islamic Art Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art www.agakhanmuseum.org Discover the astonishing range and beauty of Islamic art from Spain to China.
9. Madrid Goya's Tapestry Cartoons, Museo del Prado, until 3/5/2015 www.museodelprado.es Goya's extraordinary tapestry cartoons, hung alongside works by his contemporaries.
10. London Inventing Impressionism, The National Gallery, 4/3 - 31/5 www.nationalgallery.org.uk 85 Impressionist masterpieces that passed through the hands of Paris art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel.