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Wassily Kandinsky, Antique Deco French Bauhaus Rug
 
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TITLE:  Antique Deco French Bauhaus Rug
ARTIST:  Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944)
WORK DATE:  1939
CATEGORY:  Textiles
MATERIALS:  Wool
SIZE:  1.63m x 2.24m
STYLE:  Art Deco (ca. 1920s-1930s)
PRICE*:  60,000 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Nazmiyal Collection  +1-212-545-8029  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Metaphorically speaking, Modernist carpets are textile paintings. This one, however, truly is. Taken from Wassily Kandinsky's watercolor "Horizontales," it is a masterpiece of Abstract Expressionism. Various cryptic symbols float across a landscape of irregular horizontal bands in a dynamic interplay of form and vibrant color. We can make out the shapes of animals - a dog and snake, and perhaps a ladder. But the effect here is deliberate ambiguity in a striped background suggesting infinite space. The more we try to interpret and measure, the more this modernist art and its meaning eludes us, much like the abstraction of traditional Oriental rugs as well.
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