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.
Painted during World War II, Bacon’s triptych depicting three isolated and nightmarish monsters, whose features are distorted by pain and rage, is deeply disturbing not only in its representation of physical and emotional torment but also in its absence of any hope of salvation.
See 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' by Francis Bacon at Tate Britain.