Vincent Van Gogh (Shoes 1888)

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Vincent Van Gogh is a dutch post-impressionist painter whose work, known for its bold color, emotional honesty and rough beauty. Van Gogh painted the series “shoes” in the 1880’s.  Van Gogh visited Paris were he went to a flea market, he came across a pair of worn out shoes that he bought. The shoes did not fit him so he decided to use them as a prop for his paintings; the shoes became the most celebrated footwear in the history of modern art.

 

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