Breathtaking Fernand Leger No 9 Rouge Design Vintage French Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: France, Circa Date: Late 20th Century – This breathtaking vintage French rug is the work of modern artist Fernand Leger. Exemplary of Fernand Leger’s work, this art rug features primary colors and elements done in the Cubist style that was popular during the early to mid 20th century. Leger’s artistic philosophy focused on reducing the modern, urban world into its most simplistic shapes and colors. Yet, he wished to retain a 3-D quality in the work.
Leger wanted the subjects of his artwork to be recognizable, even though they were rendered as abstractions. One can clearly see the philosophy of the artist in this beautiful vintage rug. The elements of the Fernand Leger No 9 Rouge rug appear to be laid on top of each other, giving it a distinct 3-D quality. Offset lines make it appear to step back into 3-D space.
Many of the objects in this mesmerizing jewel tone color rug have been reduced to their most basic shapes. But if one examines it closely, they will be able to make out the right edge of a mid century movie ticket, and perhaps an old radio. These everyday objects create a sense of nostalgia and reflection that hark back of simpler, more innocent times.
In terms of color, red, blue, black, and white appear to be of equal quality color value. The green chosen is not of the same color value and intensity as the other colors, giving it a point of interest, and creating a focal point.
The artist chose to set the subjects off center to left, creating asymmetry. One will also notice the tone on tone geometric shape at the bottom of the rug using reds.
The dominant primary colors and bold shapes of this spectacular rug create a classic example of mid century contemporary modern art that would go well in any modern interior decor. It is a captivating piece that could be used as a tapestry rug or as a decorative rug, for the floor, that will be sure to enhance any interior design. This Fernand Leger No 9 Rouge, is the king of piece that will be cherished as a fine example of Cubist art for many years to come.