1848-1907 Industrial Revolution II
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.