Modern Expressionist Collection Rug 152701841
Beautiful Modern Expressionist Collection Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Nepal – This beautiful and expressive contemporary expressionist rug evokes a feeling of water and sunshine. Expressionist works capture the emotion of the artist, rather than representing a visual depiction of a real object. They are thought-provoking and have a beauty that goes beyond their form and colors.
This piece, woven in Nepal, uses two primary colors and dances around the color spectrum with blue, greens, yellow, and light browns. The colors chosen are reminiscent of water, earth, and sunshine. It evokes a peaceful feeling and a connection to the natural world. You could easily see this carpet as the perfect piece for a coastal style cottage or a contemporary room on the blue end of the color spectrum.
The artist chose colors that harmonize, rather than contrast and create drama. This choice gives it a harmonious feel that it will carry into the rest of the room. The artist used a technique that may have involved sponges and thinned paints, creating areas of color that flow and blend into each other.
The artist further enhanced the feeling of earth and sand by allowing the colors to flow and drift. You can see where the colors were placed and then allowed to flow, choosing their own direction as water and sand do. Within the blues, you can see ripples of darker and lighter shades, much as you would see as the ocean drifts into the shore.
The way the artist allowed the colors to flow and blend together naturally also gives the piece motion, creating subtle lines and direction in the rug. The general movement of the colors is from the top of the piece to the bottom, except for the yellow. It is more heavily weighted on the left side than the right side of the design, which also gives it form and a sculptural shape.
This is a peaceful modern rug that would be the perfect finishing touch to a contemporary design that uses colors on the cool end of the spectrum. The yellow adds a bit of surprise and adds vibrancy to the room. It is the perfect piece for any contemporary design and would add a touch of color to a minimalist or Scandinavian modern setting, too.