Not interested Valentine’s day? Try out our ultimate tour of artworks to see on display at Tate Britain and Tate Modern - where self-reflection, war and hedonism are a guaranteed antidote to romance

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  • Francis Barlow, 'Monkeys and Dogs Playing' 1661
    Francis Barlow
    Monkeys and Dogs Playing 1661
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1055 x 1320 mm
    frame: 1229 x 1525 x 85 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1989
  • William Hogarth, 'The Painter and his Pug' 1745
    William Hogarth
    The Painter and his Pug 1745
    Oil on canvas
    support: 900 x 699 mm
    Purchased 1824
  • John Singleton Copley, 'The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781' 1783
    John Singleton Copley
    The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 1783
    Oil on canvas
  • John Martin, 'The Great Day of His Wrath' 1851-3
    John Martin
    The Great Day of His Wrath 1851-3
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1965 x 3032 mm
    frame: 2400 x 3470 x 175 mm
    Purchased 1945
  • Frederic, Lord Leighton, 'An Athlete Wrestling with a Python' 1877
    Frederic, Lord Leighton
    An Athlete Wrestling with a Python 1877
    object: 1746 x 984 x 1099 mm, 290 kg
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1877
  • Jamie Reid, 'No Feelings' 1977
    Jamie Reid
    No Feelings 1977
    Collage on Letraset tint overlay on paper
    support: 252 x 202 mm
    Presented by the artist 2008© Jamie Reid, courtesy Isis Gallery, London
  • Pablo Picasso, 'The Three Dancers' 1925
    Pablo Picasso
    The Three Dancers 1925
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2153 x 1422 mm
    frame: 2232 x 1507 x 107 mm
    Purchased with a special Grant-in-Aid and the Florence Fox Bequest with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery and the Contemporary Art Society 1965© Succession Picasso/DACS 2002
  • Salvador Dalí, 'Metamorphosis of Narcissus' 1937
    Salvador Dalí
    Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937
    Oil on canvas
    support: 511 x 781 mm
    frame: 820 x 1092 x 85 mm
    Purchased 1979© Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2002
  • Nina Vatolina poster 'Fascism - The most evil enemy of women', Tate Modern, displays
    Nina Vatolina
    Fascism – The most evil enemy of women
  • Gerhard Richter, 'Cage (1) - (6)' 2006
    Gerhard Richter
    Cage (1) - (6) 2006
    Oil on canvas
    in six parts: 2900 x 2900 mm, 3000 x 3000 mm, 2900 x 2900 mm, 2900 x 2900 mm, 3000 x 3000 mm, 3000 x 3000 mm
    Lent from a private collection 2007© 2006 Gerhard Richter
  1. Monkeys and Dogs Playing 1661, Francis Barlow. Room: 1650 at Tate Britain
    What’s not to like?
  2. The Painter and his Pug 1745, William Hogarth. Room: 1730 at Tate Britain
    Here the pug is a symbol of Hogarth’s pugnacious character. What dog would you be?
  3. The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 1783, John Singleton Copley. Room: 1780 at Tate Britain
    Movement, colour, and the dramatic tale of a modern noble hero expiring at the scene of battle.
  4. The Great Day of His Wrath 1851–3, John Martin. Room: 1840 at Tate Britain
    There’s nothing lovey-dovey about this.
  5. An Athlete Wrestling with a Python 1877, Frederic, Lord Leighton. Room: 1840 at Tate Britain
    The athlete draws the serpent, like a bow about to be sprung from an arrow.
  6. No Feelings 1977, Jamie Reid. Room: Works on paper 20th century at Tate Britain
    The creator of the Sex Pistols’s album covers and artwork tells it like it is.
  7. The Three Dancers 1925, Pablo Picasso. Room: Beyond Surrealism (Room 2) at Tate Modern
    Love, sex and death are connected in an ecstatic dance.
  8. Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937, Salvador Dali. Room: Surrealism and Beyond (Room 2) at Tate Modern
    Narcissus was a young beauty who loved just himself and broke many hearts. Remember what we said about narcissism?
  9. Russian Revolutionary Posters, Level 2: Room 5 at Tate Modern
    Nothing doesn’t say ‘I love you’ like colourful propaganda.
  10. Cage (1) – (6) 2006, Gerhard Richter. Room: Gerhard Richter (Room 11) at Tate Modern
    Get lost in a blurred abstraction of colour, or be inspired to paint with a home-made squeegee.