Fahrelnissa Zeid Untitled c.1950s Tate © Estate of Fahrelnissa Zeid View the main page for this artwork
Free for Members Tate Modern Exhibition

Fahrelnissa Zeid

13 June – 8 October 2017

Free entry for Members

Fahrelnissa Zeid

Untitled c.1950s

Tate © Estate of Fahrelnissa Zeid

Fahrelnissa Zeid was one of the most influential female Turkish artists

Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901–1991) is best known for her large-scale abstract paintings. Her abstract vocabulary has been described as a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences combined with stylistic elements that were developed in Europe during the post-war period. 

The exhibition examines the evolution of Zeid’s figurative and abstract work, the themes she pursued and the methods and materials she experimented with during her career. It also highlights the tension in the works and the complex patterns and influences that have dominated Zeid’s practice: dynamism, the desire to represent motion through painting and her obsession with geometrical details.

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

13 June – 8 October 2017

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Abstract art

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