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Artist: Vincent van Gogh
[Dutch painter, 1853-1890]

Title: Shoes

Date: 1888
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 18 x 22 inches (46 x 55 cm)
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Image size: 1500 x 1208 pixels, 702 Kbytes
Image source: Artcyclopedia
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Note the lines arcing around the shoe on the right. In some paintings this aura effect can be quite overwhelming (e.g. Self Portrait in a Felt Hat), but in this case it is quite understated.

van Gogh is said to have suffered from terrible migraines, which are known to cause visual effects such as auras around objects and exaggerated, swirling colors. Not surprisingly, it has been suggested that there could be a connection between van Gogh's migraines and his unique visual style.

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