20 unmissable paintings in London
Time Out's guide to must-see works of art in the city
Not only is London home to a vibrant and ever-changing contemporary art scene but it’s also the place to see some of the world’s greatest historical artworks. For a crash fine art primer Helen Sumpter rounds up the top 20 unmissable paintings in the permanent collections of London’s major museums and galleries.
Picasso’s almost violent portrayal of three frenzied dancing figures becomes a surreal dance of anguish and unrest when viewed within the context of the death of one of Picasso’s oldest friends, Ramon Pichot, during the painting of the work, and the failing relationship with his then wife, ballet dancer Olga Kokhlova.
See 'The Three Dancers' by Pablo Picasso at Tate Modern.