Red And Black Magnificent Vintage Pablo Picasso Design Art Rug, Country / Origin: India, Circa / Date: Mid 20th Century – This quintessential mid century modern area rug was inspired by a Pablo Picasso piece. It has a graphic quality that will effortlessly complement both mid century modern, retro and Bauhaus and Scandinavian design approaches, to name but a few. Its striking red and black color palette creates a focal point in the room.
Pablo Picasso is an artist who, in many ways, helped define mid century modern style. He was considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His works inspired famous furniture creators, such as Gerrit Reitveld and Verner Panton. Pablo Picasso’s work went through several distinctive phases and stylistic changes.
Perhaps, he is best known for his cubist phase and later surrealistic works. This vintage Pablo Picasso rug is similar to the style of his work around the 1930’s when he created pieces, such as “The Red Armchair”. Abstracts during this time period had a curvy quality with large, color-blocked areas. This vintage art rug is also similar to pieces entitled La Pique Rouge and La Pique Noir et Beige, which were created in the late 1950’s.
The rug weaving industry in India is famous for drawing inspiration from the artwork of other cultures and incorporating it into their own. When they do, they often give it a unique style, but in this case, they were careful to recreate this Pablo Picasso work with precision. This Pablo Picasso rug, is one of those remarkable vintage rugs that you don’t expect to see but are so excited when you do. Its limited use of colors and more block-lick approach to the floral design create an artistic impact that only a true master artist like Picasso can achieve. While some people may chose to display it as a wall hanging tapestry rug, others may chose to use it on the floor as a magnificently decorative and artistic design element.