Pop Art Rug By Roy Lichtenstein 47406
The iconic artist, Roy Lichtenstein, uses the primary colors blue, yellow and red to form geometric shapes reminiscent of elements used in Cubism. Roy Lichtenstein skillfully uses black lines to outline and define the forms. A solid vertical black line divides the rug into two unequal parts. The designs on the left are comprised of angular rhombic shapes of diamonds, triangles and cubes, while those on the larger, right side include ovals, circles and arcs superimposed over a background of rhombic forms that balance the two sides. The artist’s use of color achieves the same effect of balanced asymmetry. Yellow dominates the larger frame, defining an eye and long yellow hair suggesting a female figure. Strong dark colors of black and blue accentuate the form on the left side suggestive of a male figure. Diagonal lines drawn within the primary figures on each side create the cartoon effects that are the signature of Lichtenstein’s Pop art works.
Vintage Pop Art Rug by Roy Lichtenstein, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Mid- 20th Century – Without a doubt, artist Roy Lichtenstein is one of the most important artists of the latter half of the 20th century. Lichtenstein’s pop art works were based on images taken from mainstream advertisements and comic strips. In his art, Roy Lichtenstein rendered the images in the crude forms that one would find in newspaper production. He went on to produce a large body of work that consists of more than 5,000 paintings, murals, drawings, rugs and sculptures. In this striking art rug Lichtenstein masterfully embodies the character, color and use of line and form that make his work so recognizable.
In this beautiful pop art rug, Lichtenstein uses color to create additional drama in the many different changing lines and textures within this jaw dropping textile art piece. One of the characteristics of Lichtenstein’s work is that he has the ability to unify different sections of the piece so that they work together as a whole, as well as separately. The shapes appear to interact with each other. For instance, in this fascinating pop art rug, the spiral at the top appears to arise, circle around, and interact with the yellow octopus-like creature in the center.
Lichtenstein’s art work is an essential piece for any serious Pop Art collection. This vintage mid century rug is whimsical and fanciful, yet one can see the tension and drama created through the interactions of the shapes. This is a beautiful piece that belongs at the center of any collection, or perhaps in a public display. It is a piece that holds an important place in our history and deserves a place where it can be admired and contemplated at length.
Due to its texture, this piece could be used as an area rug to create a beautiful interior design. That said, it could just as easily be hung on the wall and viewed / appreciated as the magnificent artistic tapestry that it is.