Modern Art Rugs And Iconic Artist Made Carpets

Modern Art Rugs Are More Than Just Floor Coverings

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Modern art rugs – The term “modern art” is often thought of as being art which was created within a certain time period roughly from the 1860’s to the 1970’s. That said, in the day to day, the term itself actually refers more to art that was created with a certain aesthetic in mind, rather than the specific window of time. Modern art is actually more accurately defined as art that defies the more traditional materials and means of production.

Modern Art Rugs by artist Roy Lichtenstein #47406 by Nazmiyal
Modern art rug #47406 by artist Roy Lichtenstein

In its essence, modern art is highly creative or experimental in nature and is possibly best defined as artists and artworks that represent “outside the box” or original thinking. While many works of art that were created prior to the 1970’s actually fit more readily with the true nature of modern art, this means that some works of art produced after the 1970’s may be narrowly defined as “modern art” as well. This is true even though the artworks themselves may not actually fit the official definition of “modern art”.

Flower Garden modern art rug by artist Gustav Klimt #49661 Nazmiyal
Flower Garden modern art rug #49661 by artist Gustav Klimt

While examples of modern art certainly include traditional art pieces like vases, sculptures, pottery and paintings, they also include items made for daily use such as rugs, pillows and even furniture. Part of what makes “modern art” modern art, is the idea of taking art off the wall or out of a display case and making it accessible and even usable on a daily basis.

Modern Art Rugs by artist Corneille #49543 Nazmiyal
Modern art rug #49543 by artist Corneille

Carpets and rugs in particular are a perfect example of the design and intent of modern art. In fact, if you’ve ever thought of covering your floor with a high quality rug inspired by some of the greatest names in the world of modern art such as Roy Lichtenstein, Keith HaringPaul KleeAndy Warhol, Gustav Klimt , Maurits Cornelius Escher or even Corneille and Pablo Picasso, that dream can now be a reality.

modern art rug by artist Paul Klee #48495 nazmiyal
Modern art rug #48495 by artist Paul Klee

The manufacturing techniques of modern rugs today are allowing carpet makers to convert some of the greatest works of modern art into unique and exquisite high end modern art rugs and carpets. In many cases, some of the world’s best illustrators, designers and color consultants will collaborate to create a quality masterpiece that is worthy of the original artist.

running of the bulls modern art rug by artist Pablo Picasso #47991 Nazmiyal
Running of the bulls modern art rug #47991 by artist Pablo Picasso

In addition to having existing works of modern art converted into rugs or carpets, the spirit of modern art can also be conveyed by having custom rugs designed to reflect your own unique aesthetic. This can include renderings of characters or illustrations from your favorite books or movies, non-traditional or unique patterns and shapes or even scenes from nature. Even the shape of the carpet itself can be unique, rather than a standard round, square or rectangle.

bauhaus modern art rug by artist Wassily Kandinsky #41278
Bauhaus modern art rug #41278 by artist Wassily Kandinsky

Many of today’s top interior designers will often pair a unique modern art rug with a vintage or traditional interior designs to make a bold design statement or do the reverse and place a vintage, antique carpet or traditional Persian rug in a sleek, modern room decor. The juxtaposition of the modern with the vintage creates a unique and spectacular design feature.

Modern Art Rugs by nazmiyal
Modern Art Rugs

Some of our favorite modern art rugs that are currently available:

Dollar Sign "$" modern art rug by artist Andy Warhol #49671 Nazmiyal
Dollar Sign “$” modern art rug #49671 by artist Andy Warhol
Modern Art Rug By Yaacov Agam #42736 by Namziyal
Modern Art Rug #42736 by Yaacov Agam
modern art rug by artist Robert Jacobsen #49670 by Nazmiyal
Modern art rug #49670 by artist Robert Jacobsen
modern art rug by artist Maurits Escher #49662 Nazmiyal
Black and white modern art rug #49662 by artist Maurits Escher
Red Modern art rug by artist Adolph Gottlieb #47408 Nazmiyal
Red modern art rug #47408 by artist Adolph Gottlieb
Modern art rug by artist Corneille #49544 Nazmiyal
Modern art rug #49544 by artist Corneille
modern art rug by artist Keith Haring #49660 Nazmiyal
Modern art rug #49660 by artist Keith Haring
Round modern art rug by artist Verner Panton #49684 by Nazmiyal
Round modern art rug #49684 by artist Verner Panton
modern art Love rug by artist Robert Indiana #49470 by Nazmiyal
Modern art Love rug #49470 by artist Robert Indiana
modern art rug by artist Paul Klee #49503 by Nazmiyal
Blue fish design modern art rug #49503 by artist Paul Klee
Bird cage modern art rug by artist Pablo Picasso #49683 Nazmiyal
Bird cage modern art rug #49683 by artist Pablo Picasso

This rug blog about the Modern Art Rugs was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs in New York City, NYC.