As the rooms in the show flip between his visits and his influence, I feel it would be too easy and obvious to state how much more accomplished an artist the Spaniard was in comparison to his British contemporaries. What I think is more interesting is to assess as to whether or not these Britons stood out from the shadow of Picasso's influence to then develop their own style, whether or not they became great artists themselves.
My highlights of this excellent exhibition include:
The Frugal Meal (1904 & 1913), Pablo Picasso
Girl in a Chemise (1905), Pablo Picasso
A Reading of Ovid (Tyros) (1920-21), Wyndham Lewis
Smiling Woman Ascending a Staircase (1911), Wyndham Lewis
The Theatre Manager (1909), Wyndham Lewis
Female Nude with Arms Raised (1907), Pablo Picasso
Still Life (1914), Pablo Picasso
Nude Seated on a Rock (1921), Pablo Picasso
Despite being a big fan of Henry Moore's work, such as Reclining Figure (below), the exquisite little Picasso painting Nude Seated on a Rock (above) stood out for me the most in this room shared by both their artworks.
Reclining Figure (1931), Henry Moore
Paint Trolley, LA 1985 (1985), David Hockney