Van Gogh Mural Breda

Breda: Terheijdensestraat

This 130-meter-long mural, created by Joren Joshua, is an ode to the "forgotten brother of Vincent van Gogh" and the Breda Backer & Rueb machine factory. Joren worked on the mural for nearly two weeks and received help from artist friends in this hefty job.

The painting features a man with bright orange hair; this is Cornelius (Cor) van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh's younger brother. Like Vincent, Cor had an eventful life. Because of his technical background, he worked for a while at Backer & Rueb. However, he didn't like the Netherlands, so he traveled and ended up in South Africa. There he became a technical draughtsman for the South African Railway Company. Cor eventually joined the Boer Command during the Second Boer War, but he was soon wounded. Vincent and Cor met their end the same way. While in the hospital, Cor shot himself at the age of 32.

This mural is part of over 80 Blind Walls in Breda and is a collaboration between Zuidlijn, Van Gogh Brabant , Municipality of Breda and Blind Walls Gallery.