The Potato Eaters
- Creator: María Rocío Moreiras Plaza. Spain
- Year: 2016
- Location: Netherlands (source)
Inspired by an 1885 lithographic version of Vincent Van Gogh’s early masterpiece The Potato Eaters, this animated GIF brings to life the scene of a peasant family sitting around a table, lit by an oil lamp, and eating potatoes from a bowl. The gnarled faces and bony hands of the workers are signs of their harsh life in the countryside. In the animation, the family members chew their food half-heartedly while a piping hot potato bounces back and forth between them, adding a playful–if uncanny–element to the original composition.
The Potato Eaters is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International .
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