1848 – 1907
Industrial Revolution II

1848-1907 Industrial Revolution II

Works Discussed:
William Holman Hunt, Strayed Sheep (Our English Coasts), oil on canvas, 1852 (Tate Britain)
Claude Monet, Boulevard des Capucines, oil on canvas, 1873 (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City)
Vincent Van Gogh, Potato Eaters, oil on canvas, 1885 (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker


Please note: One of our Flickr contributors sent the following: "One point I noticed in the discussion is the location at which Van Gogh painted the Potato Eaters. In the dialogue it is said that he painted it in a coal mining area in Belgium near the French border. Whereas, received knowledge here in Nuenen is that he painted it in the time he lived here." He is absolutely correct. We listened and we clearly make an incorrect statement. The Potato Eaters was painted in Nuenen when the artist lived there and we were (unclearly) referring to a period a few years prior when Van Gogh was in Borinage. We had been thinking of the impact of the spiritual on his subject in this painting. We are grateful for the correction.

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Martin Fusion wrote on Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thank you for shedding the light on artworks and sharing your interpretation of them. This helps to view paintings in new perspectives and discover new feelings.

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This is an excellent website. I wanted to congratulate those who took part in this project; it allows those of us who can't always make it to the world's greatest musuems to still learn about and appreciate the artwork they contain. This is an invaluable contribution.

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