Would you consider Vincent van Gogh’s pair of shoes which he painted in 1887, a self-portrait? Do they reveal Vincent’s personality? His character?
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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
THE WORLD OF VAN GOGH THESE SHOES ARE MADE FOR WALKING? 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 […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A FINAL FAREWELL IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF VAN GOGH ….because I’ve walked the earth for 30 years—to leave a certain souvenir in the form of drawings or paintings in gratitude. Not done to please some movement, but in which an honest feeling […]