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Van Gogh began his work relying on the Dutch Masters. He was intrigued with the Masters' power to play with shadow and lightweight. He also found a connection within the painting of common events and/or people. For instance, The Potato Eaters captures several peasants sitting yourself down for a meal. The painting is dark, yet, light radiates in the faces. Long before there were machines to work out on and competitive sports to remain moving and before wars were being fought, man didn't think about conditioning as a means of keeping healthy. He simply knew if he didn't hunt, he wouldn't eat and when he didn't run, something would hunt him. They were tough times that focused simply on survival.