An Artist Creates A Huge Mural For The Rio Olympics


Coincidicing with Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra painted a 190-meter long wall in the city’s former port area. Entitled ‘Etnias’, the 3,000 square meters large mural shows five faces from five continents, relating to the olympic rings. It took two months for Kobra and his team to complete the painting. It became a part of ‘Olympic Boulevard’, a three-kilometer alley that hosts big screens and live music.

Kobra, who has previously been recognized for his enormous murals, has said: “I was really happy I got to display my work here in Rio de Janeiro. This was something I have wanted to do for a long time. We’re living through a very confusing time with a lot of conflict. I wanted to show that everyone is united, we are all connected.”

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All images © Rio 2016 / Paulo Mumia / Eduardo Kobra

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