Ida Barbarigo comes from a family of artists, architects and sculptors. She gave up studying architecture in order to study painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. From 1959 onwards she lived in both Venice and Paris, coming into contact with other artists, critics and art historians, such as Léon Gischia, Jean Bouret and Pierre Francastel. She married another artist, Zoran Music. Drawing acquired great importance for her during the first years of her activity, and she gradually formed a personal way of seeing, her own way of creating, developed especially in the fields of painting and engraving. After an early figurative period she formed a personal style with work that tends towards abstraction.