The Potato Eaters Sculpture, Eindhoven

The Potato Eaters Sculpture, Eindhoven

The Potato Eaters Sculpture recreates the oil painting of the famous Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. The sculpture is housed in a small park in Nuenen, near the Vincenter, the Van Gogh House and Studio. The bronze sculpture in life-sized form was created by artist Peter Nagelkerke and unveiled in 2015.

The display includes Vincent's chair, an imagining of Van Gogh's perch as he viewed and painted the peasants. Tourists are welcome to sit in Vincent's chair or even join the potato eaters for a photo.

Van Gogh created "The Potato Eaters" while living in Nuenen. His inspiration for the work was the peasants he interacted with in the city. He used real peasants for models, making his art as realistic as possible. The painting is considered to be one of Van Gogh's best masterpieces.

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Sight Name: The Potato Eaters Sculpture
Sight Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands (See walking tours in Eindhoven)
Sight Type: Statue/Public Art
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