Van Gogh created a number of still life works with shoes as the subject. They are typically characterised by a muted colour palette and layered brushwork .
Vincent van Gogh
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
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Original: Oil paint on canvas 38.1 x 45.3 cm Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) Photo: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is considered one of the most influential post-impressionist artists in the history of Western art. During his short yet prolific career he developed a highly personal use of colour and brushwork, directly expressing an emotional response to his subject and his inner world.