World’s Largest Mural For Rio Olympics

With the hype of Rio 2016 Olympics hitting different news feeds all around the world, we start to honor and support the olympians who represents our country. If arts is also...

With the hype of Rio 2016 Olympics hitting different news feeds all around the world, we start to honor and support the olympians who represents our country. If arts is also sport, then Brazilians will give their countrymen and local street artist Eduardo Kobra a medal of excellence for attempting to create the world’s largest mural.

Two months ago, São Paulo-based graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra began working on a mural which was recently recognized as the world’s largest mural completed by a single man. He used 100 gallons of white paint, 400 gallons of colored paint, and 3,500 cans of spray paint to paint giant walls with beauty, color, and style.

The mural titled Etnias spans more than 30,000 square feet wide and 50 feet tall and it features five faces from five different continents that represent the Olympic rings. Using the colors of a wild beasts painted with brightly colored geometric shapes, it depicts the cultural diversity of five indigenous men and women from five continents.

“These are the indigenous people of the world,” says Kobra on the Rio 2016 official website. “The idea behind it is that we are all one. 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.”

See more of Eduardo Kobra’s works and be amazed with his talent!

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Dibs Leaño is a professional writer, journalist, and managing editor of Doodle Arts. While not working as content manager, she prefers to play computer games, feed her cats, vandalize restroom walls, draw doodles for special occasions, whine for more and plan for world domination. Follow her on Instagram, @dibsidoodles.

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