Bice Lazzari

Measures and Signs. Curvatures


Beatrice (Bice) Lazzari, born and raised in Venice, was an exponent of post-war Italian abstraction. Her career developed mostly in Rome, where she lived from 1935. Alongside figures such as Anni Albers, Sonia Delaunay, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, she belongs to the ranks of the great abstract women artists of the twentieth century. Mesures and Signs. Curvatures joins three earlier donations, consolidating the representation of the artist’s œuvre in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The work belongs to a distinctive post-Informel phase that Lazzari commenced in 1964, and which saw her radical conversion to principles of pure visual research. Seeking to free herself from recollections, history, physicality, and matter, she shifted to basic rectilinear signs and their relationship to and within space.

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Artist Bice Lazzari
Original Title Misure e segni. Curvature
Date 1967
Medium Tempera and graphite on canvas
Dimensions 75 x 75 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Gift, Archivio Lazzari, Rome
Accession 2012.2
Collection Acquisitions
Type Painting

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