Impressive Artistic Vintage Scandinavian Jacqueline With Flowers Picasso Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa date: Vintage – Scandinavian design is a trend that is here to stay with its clean lines and contemporary feel. The mid-20th century was a time when architects and interior designers were throwing off the chains of tradition. They began creating ultra-modern spaces with open floor plans and glass walls overlooking beautiful vistas. During this same time, the works of famous modern artists began appearing in mediums that included home furnishings. This mid-century Scandinavian rug is a reproduction of a painting by Pablo Picasso.
This rug was recreated by the painting “Jacqueline with Roses.” Picasso created it in 1956 as part of a series. The original color lithograph was signed and numbered by the artist. Jacqueline Roque was a young woman who inspired Picasso and guarded his privacy for the last 20 years of his life. She appears in over 160 of his later works and is one of his most-featured models.
The image of Jacqueline Roque first began to appear in Picasso’s work in 1954. He gave her an almost mythical appearance with an exaggerated neck and feline-like face. At the time, Picasso was fascinated by Eugene Delacroix’s painting “The Women of Algiers.” Picasso depicted Roque with high cheekbones, dark eyes, and a classical-style profile, much like the women in Delacroix’s work. This would later become a familiar style in Picasso’s work, even when painting other women. As time went on, Roque’s face became increasingly more abstract.
This is a striking piece in saturated colors. It will make an excellent addition to your mid-century modern collection or ultra-modern decor. It is a smaller piece that would be suitable as an accent or framed and mounted to hang on a wall. This is an iconic piece based on the work of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and is an essential for any vintage collection.