Fahrelnissa Zeid

13.06.2017 - 08.10.2017

in short

Be mesmerised by the kaleidoscopic paintings of the international female artist, Fahrelnissa Zeid
Fight Against Abstraction, 1947
© Raad bin Zeid, Instanbul Museum of Modern Art

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Tate Modern
Bankside
SE1 9TG London
United Kingdom 

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in detail

Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction. Many of her abstract works are monumental and demand attention.

Zeid’s reputation as an artist was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris and exhibiting extensively internationally. The artist also began experimenting with painting on turkey and chicken bones, which she later cast in polyester resin panels evocative of stained-glass windows. In the later years of her life she unexpectedly returned to figurative painting, creating stylised portraits of her friends and family.

Indulge in Zeid’s obsession with line and dazzling colour in this exhibition. Rediscover one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century in this first major retrospective.
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10:00 - 18:00
Mon
10:00 - 18:00
Tue
10:00 - 18:00
Wed
10:00 - 18:00
Thu
10:00 - 18:00
Fri
10:00 - 22:00
Sat
10:00 - 22:00

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