Exhibition ‘The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece?’
What was Vincent van Gogh hoping to achieve with The Potato Eaters? And did he succeed? Visit the exhibition and make up your own mind about the world-famous painting.
Discover the story behind Vincent van Gogh’s world-famous painting The Potato Eaters together with Bregje Gerritse and Hugo Kennis.
Bregje Gerritse, researcher and curator of the exhibition The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece?, takes Hugo Kennis on a private tour. The celebrity TV-chef and presenter was born and raised in Brabant and grew up in the same area where Van Gogh created his masterpiece.
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The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece? is an ode to the famous work that Vincent van Gogh completed in 1885 while living in Brabant. The story told by the preparatory paintings, studies, sketches and letters is one of ambition, perseverance and criticism. A story for young and old alike about keeping faith in yourself.
The exhibition explores the background to The Potato Eaters and the painting’s significance. It will help you form your own opinion of the work that Vincent himself thought was the best thing he ever did.
The online tour has been made possible by our main partner Van Lanschot.