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Analysis of “The Potato Eaters” by Vincent Van Gogh

In 1883, after leaving his wife Sien and his children Vincent Van Gogh headed to Nuenen. Coming off a disturbing part of his life, which included the break up with his ex-wife with several issues and suffering from gonorrhea, he was having a considerably difficult time. In Nuenen, Van Gogh started to devote himself to drawing, and started to gain attachment and sympathy for the peasant way of living. This attachment brought him to study closer the works of Jean-François Millet, an artist who Van Gogh praised for his paintings of peasant working. Van Gogh believed the subjects to be of great importance to humanity; and he would also have great admiration for them as people for the fact that…