Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa
Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde 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. Indulge in Zeid's obsession with line and dazzling colour in Resolved Problems at Tate Modern in London until October 8 and rediscover her skill.