Pablo Picasso, ‘Vintage Le Bouquet Wall Tapestry Rug’, Mid 20th Century, Nazmiyal Collection

Few Tapestry rugs can capture the essence of an artist as well as this one. This beautiful vintage rug transforms the illustrious artist Pablo Picasso’s “Bouquet of Peace” into a visual delight that the viewer can see and feel on a larger level, in conjunction with the rest of the room’s decor. It features a broad, yellow-beige border that surrounds the painting itself, and the physical textures of the Scandinavian rug’s surface translate well to the details of the painting, creating a beautiful dithering effect that suggests a plushness to the flowers themselves. Though the imagery itself is relatively simple, the composition suggests powerful symbolism, inspiring feelings of warmth, friendship and unity. The cool, soothing presence of the colors within can bring a necessary touch of the serene to any domestic or commercial environment.

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About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France