Poster - Van Gogh, Potato Eaters Katoffelesser 1885 Vincent van Gogh artlia
Poster - Van Gogh, Potato Eaters Katoffelesser 1885 Vincent van Gogh artlia
Poster - Van Gogh, Potato Eaters Katoffelesser 1885 Vincent van Gogh 70×100 cm artlia
Poster - Van Gogh, Potato Eaters Katoffelesser 1885 Vincent van Gogh artlia
Poster - Van Gogh, Potato Eaters Katoffelesser 1885 Vincent van Gogh artlia

Poster - Van Gogh, Potato Eaters Katoffelesser 1885


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Poster - Katoffelesser 1885

Museum-quality posters with vibrant prints on matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten up any environment.

• Paper thickness: 0.26 mm
• Paper weight: 189 gsm
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO Brightness: 104%
• 21cm×30cm posters are A4 size
• Paper sourced from Japan

The Katoffelesser, 1885

"The Potato Eaters" by Vincent van Gogh, a work from 1885, is one of his early works and is quite different from the more colorful and famous works for which he is known. This expressionist painting depicts a group of farmers gathering around a simple meal of potatoes.

  1. subjects: The painting shows five people sitting around a rustic wooden table in a poorly lit room. The four are farmers, and the fifth person is a woman, possibly the mother of the group. They are engaged in a simple, humble meal of potatoes, which were a staple diet for many people in the countryside at the time.

  2. Lighting and atmosphere: The atmosphere of the painting is dark and gloomy. Van Gogh used a limited color palette dominated by earthy, gloomy tones to depict the harshness and poverty of farmers' lives. The dimly lit room is illuminated by a single light source, probably an oil lamp, which casts deep shadows on the faces and surroundings, adding to the sense of realism and seriousness of the scene.

  3. Representations of the characters: Van Gogh paid particular attention to the details in the faces and hands of farmers. Their wrinkled, cracked and weathered skin reflects the harshness of their lives. The characters' faces are marked by hard work and poverty, and their expressions are stoic and thoughtful.

  4. Symbolism and social criticism: "The Potato Eaters" is often seen as a statement on the harsh living conditions and the daily struggle for survival of the rural population. With this painting, Van Gogh wanted to represent the dignity and authenticity of her life. It is a departure from his later, more colorful works because it shows his interest in depicting the realities of everyday life, particularly those of less privileged people.

  5. influence and style: The painting is influenced by the dark and dramatic artworks of artists such as Jean-François Millet, whose paintings often focus on rural life and the plight of rural people. Van Gogh's own evolving style is evident in the painting's powerful, heavy brushwork and rough, textured surface.

"The Potato Eaters" is of great importance in Van Gogh's work as it marks an important early phase in his artistic development. It shows his deep compassion for the working class and his desire to portray human existence in all its complexity. This painting differs greatly from his later works, which are characterized by brighter colors and a more expressive, post-impressionist style.

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Poster

Museum-quality posters made on strong, durable, matte paper. Add wonderful accents to rooms and offices with posters that are guaranteed to brighten up any environment.

  • Paper thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)
  • Paper weight: 189 g /m²
  • Giclèe print quality
  • Opacity: 94%
  • ISO brightness: 104%
  • Raw material from Japan
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Poster with frame

Make a statement in any room with this framed poster printed on thick, durable matte paper. The matte black frame adds an extra touch of class. 

  • Paper thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)
  • Paper weight: 189 g/m² (5.57 oz/yd²)
  • Black and white acacia wood frame.
  • Solid oak frame
  • Front protection film made of acrylite
  • Hanging fittings included
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Canvas pictures

This canvas print will make a statement in any room. It is hand-stretched on a canvas-cotton blend with a matte finish.

  • Hand stretched
  • 38 mm deep, hand-glued solid wood stretcher frame
  • Fade resistant (OBA free)
  • Matte finish coating
  • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton based
  • 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470 gsm
  • Includes mounting brackets
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Framed canvas

The framed pine canvas has rubber pads on the corners, a pre-attached wall mount and a floating frame for effortless elegance.

• Pine frame
• Frame thickness: 3.18 cm (1.25″)
• Canvas fabric weight: 344 g/m² +/- 25g/m² (10.15 +/- 0.74 oz/yd²)
• Open back
• Rubber pads on rear corners
• Hanging fittings already attached

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