The focus of the Bice Lazzari exhibition Between Space and Measure is a small but precious recognition of Bice Lazzari 's painting, in the period of transition from informal to abstract minimalism between the mid-sixties and the end of the seventies.
Isolated and solitary figure, Bice Lazzari (Venice 1900- Rome 1981) was born into a solid middle-class family of entrepreneurs and architects. In 1916 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice where he attended courses in decoration and not in painting because they were not considered suitable for "a young lady from a good family" because of the nude lessons. Since the second half of the 1920s she has been working as an artist in the applied arts sector, at the time one of the few possible career opportunities for a woman artist who wanted the freedom to live from her work without having to depend on family finances.
In that field - rich in innovation and open to stylistic experimentation - he has the freedom to be able to interpret and study the orientations and non-figurative developments of modern decorative arts. For Bice Lazzari , up to the end of the Thirties, abstraction was not yet an intellectually and programmatically conscious choice capable of defining a break with tradition, but rather the product, decidedly avant-garde, of a modern and functional, refined furnishing but still decorative.