Thursday, February 22, 2007

Shoe Picture Display

All of these have been cropped from various woodcuts and drawings by period artists. I've only included the shoes and the pertinent information about the drawing.

1.) This first is Drei Landsknechte by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)

2.) Landsknecht with his Wife by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536) [wife on the right]

3.) Standard bearer fighting against five landsknechts by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)

4.) ein zartliches Paar by Daniel Hopfer 1520

5.) Officer Accompanied by Four Soldiers by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)

By this point, you're likely thinking what I did... Wait, these are all by Hopfer. What if he simply didn't like to draw shoes? Then I found...
6.) Three soldiers by Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538)

They appear to me like a series of slippers, tho they were likely made of leather, considering they were soldiers. They have what many have termed "duck's bill" toes, which, from what I gather, was the style after the hugely long pointed toed slipper. The duck's bills were rumored to have grown as wide as 12 inches. Hmm SCUBA gear? :D

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