A Pair of Shoes

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:41533

Vincent van Gogh's "A Pair of Shoes" is an iconic painting created in 1886. Representing van Gogh's distinctive art style, the work showcases his use of bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors. What makes this painting truly special is its ability to convey deep emotion and tell a story beyond the subject matter. The worn-out shoes symbolize the toils and hardships of everyday life, evoking a sense of empathy and human connection. Van Gogh's ability to infuse inanimate objects with such profound meaning is a testament to his artistic genius and his unparalleled ability to capture the human experience.

31 cm

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Vincent van Gogh’s “A Pair of Shoes” is a renowned painting that showcases his distinctive artistic style and unique perspective. Van Gogh created this artwork in 1886 during his time in Paris. The painting is an oil-on-canvas piece that measures approximately 38 x 46 centimeters.

In terms of art style, “A Pair of Shoes” is often associated with Van Gogh’s post-impressionist period. Post-impressionism was a movement that emerged in the late 19th century as a reaction against the limitations of impressionism. Artists like Van Gogh sought to convey deeper emotions and express their own personal experiences through vivid colors, bold brushwork, and exaggerated forms.

Van Gogh’s choice of subject matter is what makes “A Pair of Shoes” particularly special. Instead of depicting a glamorous or idealized scene, he chose a simple and humble subject—a worn-out pair of shoes. By focusing on such an everyday object, Van Gogh aimed to capture the essence of human existence and the struggles of everyday life. The painting serves as a poignant reminder of the hardships endured by laborers and the passage of time.

The worn-out appearance of the shoes, with its patched-up soles and dirtied leather, conveys a sense of human presence and history. Van Gogh’s brushwork, characterized by bold and expressive strokes, adds a layer of emotional intensity to the painting. The thick layers of paint give the shoes a tactile quality, making them almost tangible to the viewer.

This painting is special because it reflects Van Gogh’s deep empathy for the human condition and his ability to find beauty in the most ordinary objects. It demonstrates his skill in using color and texture to evoke emotions and capture the essence of his subjects. “A Pair of Shoes” invites viewers to contemplate the stories and experiences contained within these simple objects and serves as a powerful testament to Van Gogh’s artistic vision and his profound connection with the world around him.

Original size:
73 x 45.1 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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