In Brabant, you can also just meet Vincent van Gogh on the street. Now that the museums are temporarily closed, there are several other ways to enjoy Van Gogh's inspiration. In nature, but also in the city.
Five murals in five cities in Brabant depict the extraordinary stories of Vincent van Gogh. Various artists have set to work with brushes and spray cans, using the art and story of Vincent van Gogh as their inexhaustible sources of inspiration. Go on a voyage of discovery in Eindhoven, Tilburg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Helmond and Breda and discover the most amazing works of art on the streets.
This six-meter-high mural by Bossche artist Eric van Boxtel zooms in on the social environment of Van Gogh: "The mural shows Vincent van Gogh as an energetic artist and passionate man with around him a representation of people who were close to him," Eric says.
This work comes from graffiti artist Erik Veldmeijer. The Sunflower Girl, a five-by-six-meter mural, can now be seen on the Ringbaan Noord in Tilburg. "The story behind the Van Gogh painting is inspired by the sunflowers of Van Gogh. It is a Sunflower Girl with a watering can watering herself, symbolizing the cycle of life," Erik said.Tilburg
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. 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.Breda
In Eindhoven, Julien Crevaels drew inspiration from the rural surroundings where Van Gogh lived, the typical landscape that also appears in his paintings, pollard willows, farms and meadows. The artwork can be seen in a tunnel that is the underpass of one of the old roads between Nuenen and Eindhoven where Van Gogh often walked from his parental home to the train station.Eindhoven
Artist Ilse Weisfelt was inspired by the workers in Van Gogh's paintings. The four pillars elaborate on this theme in a contemporary form. The pillars can be viewed separately, but they can also be connected. One side always shows the "worker," the other side is a variation on the Brabant landscape - the little church that Van Gogh often painted, wooden logs and fields.Helmond