Arts Everyday Living: The World of Van Gogh–These Shoes Are Made for Walking?

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORLD OF VAN GOGH

THESE SHOES ARE MADE FOR WALKING?

 

 

Vincent van Gogh, Shoes, 1888, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.

Publius Syrus*

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) not only created portraits of people, but also of the objects around him, including the pair of shoes above.  The words of wisdom of ancient Roman Publius Syrus (85-43 B.C.) have endured in books such as The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus* (by D. Lyman).

You might want to test your knowledge of Vincent’s art by clicking:

Masterpiece Quiz: Vincent van Gogh at Home

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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