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Bice Lazzari: Modernist Pioneer



Bice Lazzari: Modernist Pioneer

The Italian Cultural Institute in London is delighted to support this exhibition that will take place at The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London, from the 14th of January 2022 until the 24th of  April 2022. 

Born in 1900 in Venice, Bice Lazzari studied music before moving on to focus on painting as an adolescent. Initially working largely in landscape, as was the fashion in Venice at the time, Lazzari made her first abstract compositions in the late 1920s, inspired by an interest in applied and decorative arts. Lazzari left Venice in 1935 and moved to Rome, where she remained until her death in 1981, initially supporting herself by collaborating with architects and decorators on abstract designs for clients. It was not until after the Second World War that Lazzari was able to devote herself to painting. Her work explores the formal aspects of painting and drawing, and her mark making was often inspired by music. Graphics, painting and decoration were inseparable elements of her highly individual artistic activity, which took the form of continuous annotations, an ongoing visual diary.

Exploring the aesthetics of Art Informel, minimalism and hard-edged abstraction, her paintings made a significant contribution to twentieth-century Italian art, yet have remained largely unknown outside her native country.

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Organised in collaboration with the Archivio Bice Lazzari, Rome, this exhibition features some 40 works highlighting the artist’s lyrical and highly original interpretation of abstract art.

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Marco Varvello has visited the exhibition for RAI TV News and you can watch the report (in Italian) following the link below.

Watch the RAI TV Newe report



Date: Da Friday, January 14, 2022 a Sunday, April 24, 2022

Organized by : The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Entrance : With fee


The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art