Beautiful Modern Expressionist Collection Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Nepal – Expressionist carpets add feeling to a contemporary room design. Expressionism focuses on the emotions of the artist and the viewer as they interact with the piece. It began in the early part of the 20th century as a reaction to the general angst of the world. It was an answer to realism that only focused on the outer attributes of the object and its lack of feeling, according to early expressionist artists.
Expressionism seemed to arise in several different locations at once throughout Germany. When it first appeared, of course, it was criticized by traditional artists and realists, particularly the practice of “attacking” the canvas in a fit of passion. Regardless of what the art critics had to say, the public quickly embraced the display of emotion of expressionist artists.
This carpet that was woven in Nepal appears to be ink spots that were flung passionately at a canvas. It does not appear that they were simply dripped because you can see a heavy amount of splash as if they struck the canvas with force. The black and white color scheme of the carpet creates drama, as does the feeling created by the spots themselves.
This modern rug could easily fit into a black and white color scheme or a neutral color scheme. You can feel the tension and drama in the work. It would work well in an industrial or minimalist design, too. This would be the perfect piece to create a layered carpet effect, where it will add contrast to the design. This is a fabulous piece that could be used in several different contemporary design styles, including mid-century modern or to break up a streamlined design.