The Potato Eaters Van Gogh Reproduction, 1885
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A darkly-toned painting of peasants sitting down for dinner. Van Gogh wanted to show the harsh life they were forced to lead. The finished work has a subtle humanity and beauty that pleased Van Gogh.

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The Potato Eaters Replica on Canvas

Our paintings are all hand painted in oil on canvas mainly here in Holland by Dutch and world artists who have studied the technique of Van Gogh, including brush strokes, colour mixing, ambience and rhythm of application.

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Van Gogh To Theo

Van Gogh was extremely proud of The Potato Eaters, a serious figure painting. He wrote to his brother Theo, who at the time was not impressed with Van Gogh’s current work, describing this new piece. He deliberately chose a difficult composition and to depict ugly and bony faces.

‘You see, I really have wanted to make it so that people get the idea that these folk… have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish… — that they have thus honestly earned their food.’

The Potato Eaters Criticized

At the time The Potato Eaters was criticized for being too dark, and also that the figures were not wholly life-like, their features were incorrect and full of mistakes. For Van Gogh he was always more concerned about the message in the painting, the feeling that it contained. In reference to the dark and earthy hue Van Gogh wrote: ‘[the figures are depicted in] something like the colour of a really dusty potato, unpeeled of course’. The painting today is one of Van Gogh’s most famous, it not only highlighted his developing mastery of the form, but also his deep concern for humanity.

Stolen from the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam!

The original housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, along with 20 others works, was on April 14, 1991, stolen. Thieves hiding in the museum after it closed, held the security staff at gunpoint and carefully selected their bounty. As soon as they left the premises the police were alerted. Their car was found some 30 minutes later, with all the works still inside.

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