Saloua Raouda Choucair self portrait h(b.1916)
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Tate Modern brings Choucair into 'history of art'

16 April 2013 Last updated at 00:11 BST

Tate Modern is showcasing a major retrospective of Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair's work.

Works from the 96-year-old artist, who is a pioneer of abstract art in the Middle East, are on show for the first time in the UK.

Curator Jessica Morgan gave BBC News a tour of the exhibition.

Video Journalist: Rachel Curtis

Still images courtesy of Saloua Raouda Choucair Foundation