Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “The Potato Eaters” (1885) depicts a group of peasants eating a humble meal of tubers. Van Gogh painted the figures in earth colors to show that they “have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish … that they have thus honestly earned their food”.
May this recipe for the humble baked potato be your blank canvas for a variety of toppings.
-Russet potatoes -Extra-virgin olive oil -Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 350′. Pierce potatoes with fork tines. Rub with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake potatoes on an oven rack until they are soft when squeezed and skin is crispy. 60-90 minutes.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and the Dubuque Museum of Art are partnering to show the movie “Loving Vincent” at DuMA on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free, but seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 2017 Oscar-nominated movie “Loving Vincent” is the world’s first fully painted feature film. A team of 125 artists used the same techniques as Vincent Van Gogh to create each of the film’s 65,000 frames out of oil paintings on canvas. We will watch “Loving Vincent” at the Dubuque Museum of Art, after DuMA Education Director Margaret Buhr talks about Van Gogh’s life and work.
The movie is 1 hour 35 minutes long, and is rated PG-13 for “mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking.” For more information, please call Carnegie-Stout Public Library at 563-589-4225 or visit www.dubuque.lib.ia.us, or call the Dubuque Museum of Art at 563-557-1851 or visit https://dbqart.org.