The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach", "The Three Dancers" and "The Young Ladies of Avignon". Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes in some of the pieces that inspired, crystallized and went on to define modern art.


We also check out an outdoor exhibition which showcases the potential of art therapy, and a new show at the Marmottan museum draws a luminous line between Impressionism and Fauvism via some prestigious pieces from Monet, Matisse, Caillebotte and Toulouse-Lautrec.

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