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          Abstract Parrot, c.1948-9
          Artist
          Fahrelnissa Zeid
          Product code
          fahzei009
          Artwork code
          Artist code
          22764
          Oil paint on canvas 106 x 155.5 cm Istanbul Modern Collection/ EczacibaSi Group Donation © Raad bin Zeid Collection Photo: Reha Arcan

          In the mid-late 1940s, Zeid’s style began to change dramatically as she experimented more heavily with abstraction. If you look closely, the subject of Abstract Parrot c.1948-9 is partly visible, but Zeid has broken the image up into bright, colourful fragments, and bordered them with black like the panes of a stained glass window.

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          Artist details

          Fahrelnissa Zeid is best known for her densely filled abstract works, and stylised portraits in later life. She was born in Istanbul in 1901 into an elite family of statesmen and intellectuals and later married into the Hashemite royal family of Iraq. She became one of the first female modern painters in Turkey, joining the d group – an influential group of progressive Turkish avant-garde artists. Widely travelled, Zeid exhibited her work in London, Paris, Brussels, New York and Jordan.

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