Vintage Norwegian Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto 47673
Here is a dynamic and exciting Norwegian tapestry by Finnish artist Eevahenna Aalto. This beautiful piece is characterized primarily by its color pallet of blues and violets, with occasional appearances of bright, bold oranges and greens. Quintessentially modern, this exciting vintage carpet has a great deal in common with the most popular Swedish rugs, boasting a composition without a single concrete element – rather, it consists of the artist’s vision of abstract elements playing together, the effect of which is something that is open to individual interpretation and perception. Both horizontal and vertical line elements appear throughout the composition, directing the eyes up and down, left and right. As a result, there are wide patches of this carpet that appear to be oriented on a horizontal axis – a city-scape is vague suggested, as is an ocean scene, as is a vast sky. This innate misdirection, inherent to abstract designs, compels the observer to interact with the composition as he or she sees first one thing, and then another.
Vintage Norwegian Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto, Country Of Origin: Norway, Circa date: Mid 20th Century – The iconic textile designer and artist Eevahenna Aalto produced this magnificent vintage tapestry in the mid-20th century. It is a beautiful and captivating textile art piece that combines beautiful color with the complex style that Aalto was known for. The works of this Swedish rug and textile designer were known for their use of and shapes that appear to be overlapping. From an artistic point of view, this unique wall hanging tapestry is highly complex.
This vintage Norwegian tapestry rug by artist Eevahenna Aalto is dominated by cool blues and purples. Warm colors in reds and vibrant pinks are used to highlight the lines and create a focal point in the piece. The artist used shading and highlight to define the edges of the shapes and make them appear to be as if they are stacked on top of each other. When one compares this piece and style to other contemporary abstract artists, such as Mondrian, this piece has more depth and complexity. Whereas many artists of the mid 20th century used geometric shapes, Aalto mastered the ability to turn a flat surface into three dimensional space. That said, the play of angular geometric line work is beautifully juxtaposed against the more organic, less structured and more free flowing background. The ability of Aalto to create this complex composition speaks volumes about his abilities as an artist.
This is a beautiful Eevahenna Aalto tapestry and would complement any room that uses cool colors, or perhaps to add a splash of color to a white or neutral room. This is a versatile piece that will draw attention to the space. It has many levels of artistic complexity and will make an excellent addition to a contemporary or retro mid-century design.