Generally, I like to create my own rag rug designs or even improvise colours and patterns as I go along. However, from time to time, it’s nice to take inspiration from one of the greats. Our latest Ragged Life rag rug was inspired by one of the pioneers of abstract and modern art… Piet Mondrian. His colourful, geometric designs have always screamed rag rug to me, as they pack a real punch without the need to build in huge amounts of detail. Before showcasing our Mondrian inspired rag rug in its entirety, below is a little information about Piet Mondrian himself…
The Artist: Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian is a Dutch artist who is famous for his bold, abstract paintings. Mondrian’s art evolved over many years and transcended a whole host of art movements including impressionism, pointillism, cubism and more. Although many of Mondrian’s pieces appear somewhat simple, they were all painstakingly crafted for ultimate equilibrium on the canvas. Arguably Mondrian’s most iconic pieces come from his “Composition Series”, which involves planes of primary colours (generally black, white, yellow, red and blue) arranged in geometric blocks. When you think of Mondrian, that’s probably what you picture.
Interestingly, Mondrian was such a precise painter that he always mixed his own colours (despite the fact that he mainly used primary colours) and never used any paint directly out of the tube.
Mondrian’s work was so highly acclaimed throughout his career that his artworks even crossed over the boundary to furniture, clothing and more…
Right, that was a little about Mondrian. If you’d like to read more about the great artist then Wikipedia is a fount of knowledge 🙂 Here is our Mondrian inspired rag rug. We hope you like it!
Our Mondrian-Inspired Rag Rug:
Our Mondrian-inspired rag rug was made in the new short shaggy technique of rag rugging, which we’ve been absolutely loving recently. We didn’t copy one of Mondrian’s artworks verbatim, but we like to think that he would have been happy to rock this rug in his living room.
What do you think? If you like our latest rag rug, comment below or let us know which artist’s work, you’d most like to emulate…
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