Location – Magnoliastraat
Material – latex on metal
Year – 2018
Photography – Edwin Wiekens & Studio Octovidu
Jan Ingenhousz is probably the most famous person of Breda. He was a physician, chemicus and botanist. In 1779 Jan discovered photosynthesis by showing that light is essential to the process by which green plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
In his lifetime he was best known for successfully inoculating the members of the Habsburg family in Vienna against smallpox in 1768 and subsequently being the private counsellor and personal physician to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa.
Marije Zwienenberg, Dominque van der Mast, Ireen Jelier and Iris Snels of Studio Octovidu were inspired by the story and created a 32 meters long painting in the Magnoliastraat. Design made by Dominique van der Mast.