Beautiful Modern Expressionist Collection Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Nepal – The expressionist art movement was the foundation of many contemporary styles. It was an answer to the realist movement that expressionist artists only felt represented the surface qualities of the objects. They wanted to concentrate on the feelings that the object evoked rather than to create an accurate representation of the outer world. Today, expressionism is still a driving force in the world of art and design.
This is the perfect modern expressionist rug for a black-and-white contemporary room. It is based on angles, squares, and rectangles. This makes it the perfect piece for a contemporary, streamlined room. The geometric, angular nature of the piece would make it perfect for a modern room that features metals and glass. It also has an industrial feel, too.
This piece is interesting because it focuses as much on what is not there, as what is there. It appears as if the artist laid various objects of rectangular and square shapes onto a canvas and used a thin paint and brush to outline them. This work has several different layers that are not apparent at first. For instance, it sparks the imagination about what the objects were. The artist draws you into a world that is no longer there, but one that still exists in the form of shadows in the space that it once occupied.
The artist also touched on the concept of time because the objects are overlapping. We intuitively know that they could not have occupied the same space at the same time, the artist had to have placed one, painted it, then placed and created another one. In this way, the artist captured the concept of linear time. Some of the objects have heavy lines, while others are lighter. This shows a change in the state of the artist over time, too.
This is an interesting, graphic piece woven in Nepal that demonstrates the depth of emotion that can be captured in a simple concept. It is the perfect carpet to define a space in an open-plan space or a conversation area. It will be at home in any contemporary in a room with furniture that has clean lines and a neutral color palette.