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Art of the Day – 5/29/13 (The Potato Eaters, Vincent Van Gogh, 1885)

Daily Artwork — “The Potato Eaters, 1885”

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1885 — The Potato Eaters. Oil on Canvas. Realism style. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890 ). Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

For The Potato Eaters, Van Gogh’s first major work, he wanted to depict peasants as they really were. He thus chose coarse and ugly models, so they would look as natural as possible in the final work. He made sketches of the work and sent them to his brother, who helped Van Gogh make adjustment in the composition. As far as two years after Van Gogh completed this painting, he considered it his finest work. (From WikiPaintings)
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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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