Breathtaking Blue Balckground Artistic Vintage Scandinavian Maurits Escher Fish Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: Mid- 20th Century – Add drama to any contemporary style room with this artistic rug that was designed by iconic artist Maurits Cornelius Escher who is popularly known as M. C. Escher. Maurits Cornelius Escher was a mid 20th century graphic designer whose style is known for the use of mathematics to study reality.
St Peter’s fish and squid like waves are the only two motifs used on this vintage mid century rug. This minimalist design approach creates a feeling of simplicity and elegance.
This vintage Scandinavian rug uses a high color and line art to create this highly artistic rendering of a school of St. Peter’s fish. Squid like designed waves are used throughout this captivating Escher fish rug to create a sense of both motion and rhythm that is distorted by the fish.
A beautiful interconnected dependency is created by the way the waves which distort the fish which is the reciprocated by the St. Peter’s fish who distort the waves. This creates a sort of cause and effect feel that goes both directions. This is an excellent example of the conceptual nature of Escher’s work.
The darker blue background of the rug focuses the attention on the light areas. This creates a magnificent juxtaposition where the St. Peter’s fish seem to almost pop out from the ground color. While the waves are all pointing in the same direction, the fish themselves are not. This play on direction and movement adds so much complexity and breaks up the regularity of the waves.
Overall, this Maurits Escher art rug is asymmetrical but very precises. This adds an unexpected symmetrical element to the overall artistic impact of the design.
The bold lines and high contrast of this Escher Fish rug make this a magnificent option for Scandinavian design. That said, it could just as easily be incorporated into most interior decorating schemes that include industrial, minimalist and most other modern contemporary interior design approaches.
Its bold colors and graphic lines create a soothing naturalistic focal point. This could be a great decorative rug to be used on the floor. That said, its artistic impact and beauty are so strong that it could easily hold its own as a beautiful wall hanging tapestry rug.
Escher’s pieces are captivating visually, but they also spark the imagination. This specific Escher Fish rug, signed MCE, is a great piece for someone who wishes to get inside the mind of one of the world’s most famous Dutch artists.