Vincent van Gogh shoes for her and him
‘Walk in Vincent’s footsteps’
In the footsteps of
Vincent van Gogh
World renowned artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a traveller. He lived over 20 different places in Europe. And now his art does the same; it travels the globe.
Vincent’s origins lie in the province of Noord-Brabant (Brabant) in the southern part of the Netherlands where he lived for half his life. And no matter how far his travels took him, he always longed for Brabant. It is where his love of the farmland, the countryside and the lives of ordinary people originates. It is where he found the themes uniting his drawings, paintings and the sketches in his letters.
Whether he was working in Amsterdam, the Hague, Brussels, London, the Borinage, Drenthe, Antwerp, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence or Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent was and remained a Brabant man.
Letter 446, Nuenen 15 May 1884
Support the cultural heritage
of North Brabant
The painting “Almond Blossom” was a gift to Vincent’s brother Theo and his wife. Nephew Vincent Willem was newly born and what better gift to give than his favorite topic of that moment: flowering trees against a blue sky. Well chosen, because, for Vincent, this image symbolised new life and hope.
You walk on the blue sky
“For over the parental bed”; because that’s where this masterpiece takes Vincent’s newborn nephew along Vincent’s view of the world. It is a special painting in every respect. Vincent thought it his best work from this period. Painted in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence with, for Vincent, unprecendented easy of mind and attention to detail.
Une promenade magnifique
After this painting, Vincent could not find peace. His mental health rapidly deteriorated. “Almond Blossom” was the first and last of its kind. On July 29, 1890 Vincent van Gogh died.
Craft is an art. Artisan shoemaking, at the Van Drunen Schoenfabriek the older generation teaches it to the younger. From father to son, since April 19, 1913 – more than a hundred years. This produces quality shoes that fit comfortably and look perfect. Van Drunen Schoenfabriek is known for its wide range of widths that they offer in their premium range. These are shoes for which you get compliments. A perfect finish and smooth thanks to carefully selected leather.
By purchasing these shoes, you contribute to the preservation of the Van Gogh cultural heritage in North Brabant, Netherlands.For more information: www.vangoghbrabant.com
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