Read about Van Gogh's development as peasant painter.
How was Van Gogh’s very first masterpiece The Potato Eaters created? What did Vincent want to achieve with this painting, and how did he set to work? Discover all there is to know in our autumn exhibition The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece.
This autumn, we’ll explore the origins of The Potato Eaters, and reveal Van Gogh’s ambitions when he created this masterpiece.
In this exhibition, you’ll discover that Van Gogh was not only a struggling artist, but also an ambitious man who meticulously prepared his work. He painted The Potato Eaters in Nuenen (a village in Brabant), and hoped to break into the Parisian art market with the work.
Van Gogh saw The Potato Eaters as his first true masterpiece, but that is not how it was received at the time. This exhibition gives insight into Van Gogh’s perseverance, how he dealt with criticism, and what the painting meant to him.
Ready to get even closer to the famous painting and the artist? Let your creativity flow in the special ‘Potato Eaters studio’. There are activities for all ages of budding artists, so be sure to bring your (grand)children or nieces and nephews with you!
The studio can be realised thanks to the contribution of our partner ASML.