Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Joan Miró Tapestry Rug, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid – 20th Century – This beautiful art rug is a recreation of a painting by Barcelona artist Jean Miro. During the mid 20th century, Scandinavian rugs often recreated iconic works by famous artists. This tapestry rug features the characteristic abstract curvilinear design with biomorphic features of Miro’s work. In this painting, heavy black, red, blue, yellow, and lime green forms appear to float through space in a surreal scene that has a dream-like quality.
John Miro is considered an iconic painter who was an important part of the 1920s Paris counterculture in the arts. Miro was born in Barcelona, Spain, which at the time, was considered a cosmopolitan city and a center for the arts, even though few pieces were being produced in Barcelona. Miro began his early exploration of art at age of seven when he first began taking formal classes. He later attended Barcelona Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academie Gali.
At his first art show, his work was ridiculed. In 1920, he moved to Paris but continued to travel back and forth to Catalonia. When in Paris, Miro became friends with other famous modernist artists such as Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Much of his work explored the subconscious mind and is known for his childlike quality. The painting that inspired this vintage rug is not named, but it has a stamp on the back and several gallery stamps that indicate it was created in 1925.
Area rugs from Scandinavia recreated from iconic paintings gave people the ability to have these pieces of artwork in their homes. Furniture designs of this time featured open spaces that were created for displaying fine art. Pieces, such as this one, were used to provide visual interest and make the most of this space to create visual impact within the space.
Now, many of these furniture styles are being reproduced today. This piece would add a feeling of authenticity to a vintage retro inspired interior design, or a room filled with authentic vintage mid century modern pieces. This is the perfect piece for any lover of mid century modern design and will create the perfect piece of modern artwork for your floor. It is also destined to be a conversation starter.