Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Potato Eaters, Vincent van Gogh

Painting, Oil on Canvas
Nuenen, The Netherlands: April, 1885

I found this painting interesting because on top of it being considered van Gogh's first piece of art, it is probably the darkest one. He uses dark shades of black, brown, grey, and white. From the name I'm guessing it is a bunch of family members sitting around eating potatoes by a small table with just one form of lighting. I get the sense of comfortableness, age, and having enough in the painting. I like it because it is unlike the majority of van Gogh's paintings that are full of brushstrokes and vivid colors.

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