A Magnificently Artistic Vintage Miles Davis Jazz Scene Art Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: Last Quarter of the 20th Century – The abstract art of Miles Davis draws inspiration from the stylized Cubist movements that sprang from the work of Pablo Picasso. This jazz scene art rug was produced the last quarter of the 20th century and is an excellent example of contemporary expressionism. The rug features vibrant colors in pinks, blues, oranges, and reds. These contrast with the more subtle mauve, browns, and muted tones that are used throughout this captivating vintage rug.
This vintage Scandinavian rug is unique because the artist was an American jazz trumpet player, composer, and jazz band leader. He was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and used his visual arts to enhance and collaborate many of his musical creations. He used both of these media as a form of expression of the challenges that he faced throughout his life.
Davis saw many changes from the Bebop movement of the mid-20th century to the electric movement In the latter part of the century. He also saw a time of change and experienced racial tensions during the turbulent times of the 1960’s. In this textile art piece, one can clearly see struggle and tension and use of the lines and tension between contrasting colors.
To understand his visual artworks, it is important to understand the social structures surrounding the production of his works, and personal struggles including entanglements with the legal system. The most distinctive image in this piece is strong, muscular legs and the many images of faces throughout the work. The images are always in profile, rather than connecting with the viewer head on. One can also see elements of music imagery throughout the vintage Miles Davis Jazz scene art rug.
This is an important work by an influential artist and musician of the 20th century. It embodies the concept of strength prevailing through struggle. It is a beautiful piece that is filled with emotion and an excellent addition to any collection.