In general, the contemporary art form is something that can be very efficient for giving the definition of the modernist ethos. This includes the avant-grade art forms which are active from the time period of 1860s to 1950s. These forms of art are designed not only for the purpose they look appealing to the viewers but also they carry a deep meaning within themselves. Most of the philosophy behind the modern art actually stems from some of the ideas related to many of the ideas including individualism, self-consciousness, perspectives and many more. These ideas are generally sufficient for enlightening of the people. These poses a challenge to the two dimensional themes based on the past that branch from the Greco-Roman ideals, Venus nudes, angles and the likes. The different modernists often serve as the critics who actually portray the judgement of the art, the purpose of the same and the development of the same throughout the historical period. Some of the famous modern artists include Vincent Van Gough, Henri Matisse, Edouard Manet, Henri de Toulousse Lautrac, Paul Gaguin and Paul Cezanne. The painting of the Peasant Shoes made by Van Gough can ideally based on the canonical modernism in a number of ways.
First of all, the subject of artworks are based on some of the typical standards of the day. One of the popular painter from the contemporary period who creates artworks inspired from canonical art forms is Van Gogh. The painting which has been designed by him actually consists of some of the typical art forms. The artist who has designed this art is actually a contemporary artist but the art form which has been referred by him is a canonical art form. In this kind of art form, there is hardly anything that is romanticized. In reality, it brings about the harsh realities which surround the human beings. It depicts that not each and every person in the world is wealthy and beautiful. The shoes which are worn in this kind of art form are tattered and worn out. Even the person who has been depicted in this art form is exhausted. This clearly specifies that there is great ugliness in the same. This type of art form clearly gives a message. It portrays the pain of the person who has to face sufferings in his life. In the painting, the author has been successful in changing the mind-set of the people away from the art forms such as the images of different angles, Venus or other kind of divine works which are the part and parcel of the canonical modernity.