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Unformatted text preview: the latter. In Vincent Van Goghs painting The Potato Eater , everyday life is depicted. It is a painting that represents the 5 people standing around the table, and their everyday life. The color and lighting used to paint this makes all the figures stand out tremendously. The viewer might actually feel that they are actually in the conversation. Through the use of dull colors, he wanted to depict the everyday dull lives that the peasants had to deal with. It was a hard life, and this is what he showed through his art....
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- Spring '08