Beautiful Modern Expressionist Collection Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Nepal – This contemporary expressionist carpet adds drama by using contrast in color and a form. The artist uses heavy, vertical strokes. Monotone and neutral room designs create a clean and contemporary look. However, many times, they need a piece that can add feeling and create interest. This is the perfect piece for creating drama in a neutral room setting without adding color.
Expressionist art began in the first part of the 20th century as a reaction to the realistic visual representation of objects that dominated the world of art in the past. Rather than focusing on the visual form, expressionism focused on the feeling of the artist and feeling that the creation evoked in the viewer.
This piece, woven in Nepal, uses heavy sharp strokes with little attention to any type of precision or direction in the piece. The lines of the work focus on the vertical plane, but you can also see areas that appear to be dripping ink as if the lines were created in haste. This piece shows passion rather than focused attention.
One of the techniques that brought expressionists both fame and criticism from traditional artists was their tendency to attack the canvas and pour out their emotions onto it. In this work, you can see the passion and emotion that was behind the feelings of the artist.
This modern rug would work well in a monotone or neutral-toned room, but it could also hold its own in a more colorful and vibrant setting, as well. It would be the perfect match for modern furniture with contemporary lines and minimal accessories.