This blockbuster, devoted entirely to French Impressionist Edgar Degas’ vivid studies of ballet dancers, thankfully draws a line under summer’s silly season. The show is the first to explore the development of modern film and photography alongside Degas’ own preoccupation with movement, considered radical for the late 1800s.

Royal Academy
Burlington House, W1 OBD.
Until Dec 11. £14 
Tube: Piccadilly