posted by: shoesense in Shoe History Corner on February 21st, 2007
Last Friday I didn’t bring you the usual Shoe History Corner, so I’m going to compensate with this: A chopine, Venetian footwear of choice for courtesans back in the 16-17th centuries.
Better yet, this one you can see in person, along with other rare shoe exhibits, if you happen to be in or around Boston ths fall. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts will present a unique shoe exhibit of historic footwear and examine it in relation with other arts:
For example, a pair of wedges with rococo carved heels from the current MIU MIU collection will be exhibited with 18th-century carved furniture, and a pair of 17th-century shoes will be exhibited with a genre painting by the Dutch artist Eglon van der Neer, in which a man wears a similar style of shoes.
Don’t you want to go? I want to go! I’d better start making plans for September like, right now!