Van Gogh's Tight Shoes: Derrida Unshoeing Heidegger and Schapiro Cover Image

Тесните чевли на ван Гог: Дерида ги разобува Хајдегер и Шапиро
Van Gogh's Tight Shoes: Derrida Unshoeing Heidegger and Schapiro

Author(s): Ivan Dzeparoski
Contributor(s): Rumena Bužarovska (Translator)
Subject(s): Aesthetics, Contemporary Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
Published by: Институтот за општествени и хуманистички науки – Скопје
Keywords: Vincent Van Gogh; Heidegger; aesthetics; Schapiro; painting; philosophy;

Summary/Abstract: I don’t have the usual habit of looking at the shoes of people walking past me, nor do I look at the shoes of those I speak to, be it on the street, at work, or at someone’s home. I don’t look at unknown people’s shoes! But, it is different with those I know, those who are close to me. I notice changes and sometimes I even pay a compliment to their appropriate choice of new shoes. And still, I understand why this is so: unlike any other object that serves to cover and protect our body, shoes most straightforwardly speak of their owner’s taste, style, but also financial status. The aesthetics and sociology of the Balkan shoes in transition is a story as sad as it is promising, but unfortunately, here it will be cast aside and will not be discussed. This is because I am determined to write about another type of shoes, shoes or boots I became fond of long ago, shoes that from time to time have not only made me perceive them aesthetically, but also understand them, and to some extent, even interpret them.[...]

  • Issue Year: 3/2004
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-154
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English, Macedonian