Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Danish Piet Mondrian Art Rug, Country of Origin: Denmark, Circa Date: Mid-Twentieth Century – The works of the iconic artist Piet Mondrian are unmistakable with their clean lines, formal structure, and use the primary colors. Mondrian was a Dutch painter, who reduced his artistic theory to the use of simple, geometry and boldly contrasting colors. This modern art rug was produced in the mid 20th century by a Scandinavian rug manufacturer and is of superb quality.
This vintage mid century rug uses angular field divisions based on the square and rectangle forms. It centers on the use of primary colors separated by uniform, black lines, giving the piece a streamlined and modern character. Each one of the colors occupies its own space. The colors of this magnificent Piet Mondrian art rug are laid down in a way that is uniform and un-shaded. Some of the lines do not connect all the way, but the color still stays within the allotted space.
The colors chosen for this textile art piece are in alignment with Mondrian’s traditional use of primary colors, only in this piece, slight variations in tone are used. The yellow chosen is more subtle, rather than a true primary yellow. The red has an a burnt orange tone, and the blues are in periwinkle and mauve. This is a different direction in the use of color than Mondrian typically uses and makes this piece stand out as unique.
This vintage Scandinavian Piet Mondrian art rug is based on the concept of contrast using black and white, warm and cool colors, and light and dark in the same piece. This is a colorful piece and a classic work of modern art. It accentuates bold lines and weather hung on the wall and used a tapestry, or on the floor as an area rug, it quite versatile and works well in any streamlined, minimalist, contemporary modern, or other Scandinavian design.