Beautiful Modern Expressionist Collection Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Nepal – This bold expressionist rug has quite a bit of shock value when you first see it. It is the perfect piece for adding drama to the room. The expressionist movement began in Germany in the early part of the 20th century. It was a reaction to the social tension that was beginning to build in the outer world. Artists wanted a way to express emotion in their artwork, rather than presenting a two-dimensional visual representation of the world. They wanted to focus on the inner world, rather than the outer world and its turmoil.
The traditional world of art first criticized these artists because they broke the conventions of what was considered art for so many decades. Even though other artists criticized them, the public understood what they were trying to express and apparently found a connection. Traditionalists felt that the expressionist movement would be short-lived and only a fad, but it still survives today and is an important part of the contemporary art world.
The passion of the artist can easily be seen in this piece that appears to be paint flung onto a blank canvas. It appears that the paint was flung forcefully, rather than simply dropped onto the canvas. You can see areas of splash, and the spots are not perfectly round, as they would be if they were carefully dripped from the end of a brush held still over the canvas. This piece, woven in Nepal, has motion that is created from the force of the paint hitting the canvas.
This is a highly expressive modern rug that shows passion. The high contrast colors would make it an interesting addition to a monotone room or a contemporary design that could use vibrant color. The piece is avant-garde and edgy. It will give the space a definitively contemporary flare.