Italian Abstract Artist Bice Lazzari At National Museum of Women in the Arts

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, presents Bice Lazzari: Signature Line, on view May 10 through Sept. 22, 2013. The exhibition features 25 paintings and drawings by Lazzari (1900–81), one of Italy's most revered modern artists. Discouraged from studying the figure in art school in the 1910s because of her gender, she became a prominent decorative arts designer, and in the mid-1930s, focused her attention on abstraction. She is renowned for her later poetic abstract paintings that resemble graphs, maps, and musical staffs and notes, echoing her lifelong passion for music.

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