Van Gogh and Potatoes

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Potatoes can be found on your drawings and your paintings. When you were young, you must have often heard of peasants’ problems, and of their main foodstuff. The potato disease devastated your native region... It was the main foodstuff for Zundert small farmers.
Later, you fed on potatoes and bread only... What is considered to be your first masterpiece is this picture... “The potato eaters”.