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De Aardappeleters

The Potato Eaters
Date April 1885
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 82 × 114 cm (32.3 × 44.9 in)
Van Gogh Museum
Accession number F_82 JH_764

Created in Nuenen, The Netherlands.
"By first practising a striking drawning technique, Van Gogh was able to employ a robust manner in the painting to convey in the hands and heads the character that resulted from the peasant's hard life. [...] Van Gogh's accomplishments as a draughtsman are truly translated into oil paint here." (quoted source, p.36, by Sjaar van Heugten).

  • You might like to have a look at a Zoomable version of this picture, published by VGM.
Source/Photographer ISBN 978-3-8321-9158-0 p.38, Section Van Gogh's Drawings and Paintings by Sjaar van Heugten, chief curator of VGM.
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