Brazilian Artist Creates ‘World’s Largest Mural’ For Rio Olympics, Emphasizes Unity

The mural features five faces from five different continents which represent the Olympic rings. The artist says: “I wanted to show that everyone is united, we are all connected.”

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Two months ago, Brazilian graffiti artist Kobra, 40, who lives in Sao Paulo, began working on a mural which was recently determined to be the world’s largest mural completed by a single man.

To create the masterpiece for the Rio Olympics, Kobra used 100 gallons of white paint, 400 gallons of colored paint, and 3,500 cans of spray paint to transform normal walls into visions of color and beauty.

The mural, titled Las Etnias (The Ethnicities) depicts the cultural diversity of the games. 50 feet (15 meters) tall and 30,000 square feet (2,782 square meters) wide, it features five faces from five different continents that represent the Olympic rings.

“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.”

Too bad there isn’t a medal for masterfully painting murals, for Kobra would undoubtedly receive the gold. Scroll through the breathtaking photos of the mural below!

Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

Credit: Kobra

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