Posted by Pat Weiler on November 20, 1998 at 23:03:24:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Color vs Graphics in This Khamseh posted by Yon Bard on November 20, 1998 at 08:21:31:
: : Looking at how this rug compares to classical carpets is like comparing jazz to classical music. One can like and appreciate both. This rug is like a Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins colorful/jarring interpretation of the traditional regional style. The Ardebil is Beethoven's ninth played by the New York Philharmonic.
: : This rug one could lounge in a leather recliner with a glass of single-malt scotch and enjoy. The Ardebil would take dressing up in a tuxedo and pouring a California chardonnay. :-)
: I am not comparing this rug to the Ardebil. I am just using the latter to prove that a cluttered design does not necessarily prevent a rug from being admired.
: Regards, Yon
I agree with you. I was attempting to expand upon your statement by showing a parallel example in music.
It has been speculated that tribal weavers were trying to simulate a garden in full bloom, as a respite from the dreary desolation of their surroundings. This rug certainly seems to try to show this, with the "fence" of botehs around the field, the sprouts growing "up" from both the top and bottom of the medallion, and the plethora of colorful "flowers" in bloom. It seems that some of us feel that it has a few weeds in among the flowers!
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