Van Gogh on the street: murals

Meet Vincent Van Gogh on the street

In Brabant you can also meet Vincent van Gogh on the street. Now that the museums are temporarily closed, there are various 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 worked with brushes and aerosols, using the art and story of Vincent van Gogh as inexhaustible sources of inspiration. Explore Eindhoven, Tilburg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Helmond and Breda and discover the most wonderful works of art on the street.

If you don't have any health problems, you can go outside according to the current guidelines of the RIVM, but avoid large groups and make sure there is a distance of about a meter and a half between you and other people when you go outside. 


‘s-Hertogenbosch: Sint Lucasstraat

This six-meter-high mural by Bossche artist Eric van Boxtel zooms in on Van Gogh's social environment: "The mural shows Vincent van Gogh as an energetic artist and passionate person, depicted around him are people who were close to him. People who helped him, for whom he felt love or by whom he was inspired".


Tilburg: Ringbaan Noord

This work was done by graffiti artist Erik Veldmeijer. This mural, measuring five by six meters, can now be seen on the Ringbaan Noord in Tilburg. "The story behind the Van Gogh painting is inspired by Van Gogh's sunflowers. She is a Sunflower Girl that is watering herself and thus symbolizes the cycle of life." 


Breda: Terheijdensestraat

This 130-meter long mural, made 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 painting for almost two weeks and received help from his artist friends. 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.


Eindhoven: Doolstraat

In Eindhoven, artist Julien Crevaels was inspired by the rural surroundings where Van Gogh lived and painted, the typical landscape with pollard willows, farms, and meadows The work of art 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 as he moved from his parental home to the station.


Helmond: Kasteel-Traverse

Artist Ilse Weisfelt got inspired by the workers in Van Gogh's paintings. On the four pillars under the viaduct of the Kasteel-Traverse, on either side of the canal, this theme is elaborated in a contemporary form. Although the pillars can be viewed separately, they also form a connection. 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 trunks and fields.