Bare feet as a sign of rural poverty, among irregular peasant volunteer soldiers, and striking miners. But what about the kissing of feet?
Unlike the face and hands, feet are usually covered in paintings. There are plenty of exceptions, but even the naked Phryné wore a pair of sandals.
Feet in social history, from Winslow Homer, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jules Breton, Bonnard, Schiele, Degas, and others.
Feet playing major roles in paintings by Gustave Moreau, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Böcklin, Lovis Corinth, and others.
There is a lot of bullshit about footwear. Even reputable and reliable opinions are seldom supported by much evidence. So what about ‘zero drop’ or ‘barefoot’ shoes? Great or misguided?