Born in Venice in 1900, Bice Lazzari studied music before training as an artist. Her early paintings were figurative landscapes – but she was advised to pursue a career as a designer. From the late 1920s she began to create increasingly abstract, geometric compositions, collaborating closely with architects and decorators. After the Second World War, Lazzari devoted herself to painting, drawing on the techniques of Art Informel, and taking inspiration from decorative arts and music, to create a body of spare, gestural works in later life that have led her to be described as the ‘Agnes Martin of Italy’. This display at the Estorick Collection in London (14 January–24 April) brings together 40 works from across her long career. Find out more from the Estorick’s website.
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