Dr. Martens Museum Collection Brings Art to Your Feet

 

Dr. Martens Museum Collection brings together two of your favorite things: Durable footwear (what?…that’s not one of your favorite things?!) and fine art.

Featuring work by Di Paolo, Di Antonio, Hogarth, and Bosch and priced between $130 and $150 (US), if you want a pair, you’ll have to nab them a.s.a.p. as these “last call” styles may be gone before you know it.

 

DI PAOLO

THE ANNUNCIATION  BY ITALIAN PAINTER, GIOVANNI DI PAOLO… THIS ARTWORK FEATURES THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL HANDING A LILY, THE SYMBOL OF PURITY, TO THE VIRGIN MARY. THE ANNUNCIATION IN ANTICIPATION OF DIVINE REDEMPTION.

Boot ($150) / Shoe ($140)

 

DI ANTONIO

DI ANTONIO WAS AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE PAINTER BORN IN THE 15TH CENTURY. THE ARTWORK THE TRIUMPH OF CAMILLUS IS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE DI ANTONIO MUSEUM COLLECTION. THIS PAINTING HONORS THE HERO CAMILLUS WITH A PARADE THROUGH ROME. OUR BOOTS AND SHOES SHOW THE DECORATED PARADE FLOATS AND GRAND FOUNTAINS AND HORSE CARRIAGES OF THAT TIME.

Boot ($150) / Shoe ($140)

 

HOGARTH

WE CONTINUE OUR MUSEUM COLLECTION WITH THE PAINTING A RAKE’S PROGRESS BY WILLIAM HOGARTH. THIS ARTWORK IS A SERIES OF PAINTINGS THAT TELL A STORY OF A RICH HEIR WHO COMES TO LONDON AND LOSES HIS FORTUNE GAMBLING, BUYING PROSTITUTES AND A LIVING LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLE. PARTS OF THIS PAINTING WERE DIGITALLY PRINTED ONTO LEATHER AND MADE INTO OUR HOGARTH PASCAL & HOGARTH 1461.

Boot ($150) / Shoe ($130)

 

BOSCH

WE KICKED OFF OUR MUSEUM COLLECTION WITH THE HEAVEN SHOES AND HELL BOOTS. THE HEAVEN AND HELL SERIES ARE BASED OFF PAINTING THE THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS FROM HIERONYMUS BOSCH. THIS PAINTING DEPICTS THE PERILS OF LIFE’S TEMPTATIONS. THE HELL PASCAL BOOT HAS THE DARK SIDE OF THE PAINTING, WHICH SHOWS A WORD OF EVIL BECAUSE OF SUCCUMBING TO TEMPTATION AND ETERNAL DAMNATION. THE HEAVEN SHOES HAVE THE LIGHT SIDE OF THE PAINTING, WHICH SHOW JOY, AND ETERNAL LIFE.

Boot ($140) / Shoe ($130) … SOLD OUT

   

(photos via Dr. Martens)

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