Citation"Three Pairs of Shoes
(Vincent van Gogh) , 1951.66,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 26, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/228744.
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The earthy still life depicts six well-worn worker shoes. The shoe in the center is the only one that’s upside down, revealing the underside of the sole and heel with several nails along its outer edge. The others all point to the right. The first shoe’s top is folded over to reveal a tan interior. The other shoes are in various stages of being untied. Light falls on all from the top. The pronounced brush strokes are rich with textures and follow the surfaces of every shape in the painting, giving the shoes a sculpted look.