A colorful Paul Klee artist rug made in the Netherlands Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa date: mid-20th century – This colorful Scandinavian mid 20th century rug by artist Paul Klee embodies contemporary artistic design at its best. Paul Klee was a Swiss German artist with a highly individualized style that was influenced by cubism, expressionism, and surrealism. He taught at the iconic Bauhaus School of Art and his art work helped to shape the modern as well as the postmodern artistic movements.
The childlike qualities of this art rug by Paul Klee are seen throughout many of Klee’s work. The bold black color lines are heavy and add so much weight to the design. An abstract face, maybe even two, are created by using only simple stick figure like lines that peer from the vintage rug. The weight of the black lines is offset by the vibrancy and brightness of the rug colors.
The artist chose only colors on the warm end of the color spectrum, which makes this vintage Scandinavian rug have a cozy and inviting feel. The use of line, both in the black lines and the division of color creates a wonderful sense of movement. These lines also make the artist rug appear to be divided into individual rooms or compartments within the design. In this way, Paul Klee delineates individual spaces within the work and connects them using line and direction.
This delightful Paul Klee artist rug is a magnificent piece of mid century modern art that represents a movement and plays an important role in the history of modern art. Without a doubt, this Scandinavian rug, by artist Paul Klee, would go well with any minimalist, industrial, Scandinavian decor or retro design scheme. Regardless of the type of interior design setting, it will add a whimsical and cheerful feeling to the room.