A Beautiful Picasso Harlequin art rug made in Scandinavia, Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Made Ara Rug, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Based on the iconic 1915 Picasso painting ‘Harlequin’, this vintage Scandinavian art carpet displays a dazzling portrait that represents the dawn of synthetic cubism. This powerful, artistically significant Scandinavian art carpet features one of Picasso’s most notable works, which marked the beginning of a new branch of cubism. This groundbreaking work features the iconic harlequin character that is a recurring symbol and a creative alter ego. The distinctive harlequin figure with its kaleidoscopic outfit is created by an assembly of layered planes and simple geometric shapes that produce synthetic cubist forms. The addition of geometric accents creates an abstract personification with eyes, facial expressions, fingers and canvas-like extensions that resemble legs and feet. Picasso‘s abstract cubist flair emerges within the monochromatic planes and easel-like figures that have a semblance to several people hidden behind one another. This faithful textile re-creation includes all the details that make Picasso’s work so modern and exciting a century later.