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Studio Octovidu

Location
Magnoliastraat
Material
Latex on steel
Year
2018

Edwin Wiekens

Inspiratie

Studio Octovidu was inspired by the story of Jan Ingenhousz and created a 32 meters long painting in the Magnoliastraat. Design made by Dominique van der Mast.

Discoverer of photosynthesis

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.

Google has designed a Doodle in Ingenhousz’s honour

Edwin Wiekens

About the artist

Studio Octovidu

From
The Neterlands
Profession
Illustrator
Website
Octovidu

Studio Octovidu was established by students Marije Zwienenberg, Dominique van der Mast, Ireen Jelier and Iris Snels of AKV | St. Joost who worked on the painting during the ‘St. Joost Incubator’.