Our ongoing artist series continues with TATE London continues, featuring artword by London's "Painter of Light": Joseph Mallord William Turner. Ever an eccentric and living always by his own rules, he was a true original — and embodies the spirit of Dr. Martens.
This season, we've created a collection printing two of Turner's greatest works of art — The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire (c. 1817) and Fishermen at Sea (c. 1796) — onto a crackled and textured leather that seems like an aged, painted canvas.
William Blake was a British born-and-bred painter, writer, philosopher, mystic and revolutionary. Ever the creative, freethinking individual, Blake is the perfect embodiment of the Dr. Martens spirit — and that's why we collaborated with Tate Britain to feature two of his most famous, provocative paintings.
George and the Dragon
The George and the Dragon collection is the story of England's patron saint. Specifically, his shining moment: when he took out the devilish creature in a ferocious battle against evil.
The Annunciation, by Italian painter Giannicola Di Paolo, features the Archangel Gabriel handing a lily, the symbol of purity, to the Virgin Mary.
An Italian renaissance painter, Biagio Di Antonio’s The Triumph of Camillus celebrates the hero’s return to Rome after rescuing the city from the Gauls — complete with floats, fountains and carriages.
William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress is a series of paintings telling the story of a rich heir’s downfall —thanks to the seedy underbelly of 18th century London.
The first in our artist series, this micro-collection is based on The Garden of Earthly Delights by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. The Pascal “Hell” boot features a world of eternal damnation thanks to temptation and evil — while the Pascal “Heaven” shoes highlight light, love and the benefits of eternal life.