Beautiful Minimalist Modern Art Expressionist 9 x 12 Size Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Nepal, Circa Date: Modern / Newly Made Rug– A piece of expressionist artwork can transform the room from one that relies on visual decoration to one that expresses the passion and feeling of the person. This beautiful expressionist rug would be the perfect match for a number of contemporary room styles. It relies on a simple black and white palette, only accented by a single, tiny splash of color.
The lines are minimal and seem to be a light sketch, with the exception of heavier lines in the upper left quadrant of the rug. The artist represented the idea of symmetry by using an intersecting vertical and horizontal line. There is also an indication of angular movement, as well. The lines themselves draw the eye to create various geometric forms. The piece, woven in Nepal, is reminiscent of a graphed design, giving it a mathematical quality.
The mathematical quality of the modern rug is broken by the use of quick, light strokes and the use of asymmetrical design. The artist appeals to both the right and left sides of the brain by alluding to the mathematical qualities of the piece and breaking them up with rounded and curvy lines.
Interestingly, this piece seems to have several different focal points. A focal point is created where the vertical lines intersect and where the angular line intersects the main vertical near the bottom. The bolder lines in the upper left quadrant of the rug also serve as a focal point, as does the black and rose-pink dots. This use multiple focal points creates tension in the piece due to a lack of a singular focal point.
At first, this modern 9 x 12 size rug appears to be gentle because of the curving lines, light touch of the brush, and delicate rose color. However, as you follow the lines, the drama and expressive qualities of the carpet begin to stand out. This rug would make the perfect addition to any contemporary design. It adds drama to the room and would be the perfect way to delineate space in a loft or open-plan space.