Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Van Gogh—Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes

Vincent van Gogh, Three Pairs of Shoes, 1886-1887, oil on canvas, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

Occasionally, in times of worry, I’ve longed to be stylish, but on second thought I say no—just let me be myself—and express rough, yet true things with rough workmanship.

Vincent van Gogh, Letter to his brother Theo, March 11, 1882, written from The Hague, Netherlands


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