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Indigenous faces feature in mural for Rio Games

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 01:03

Brazilian street artist, Eduardo Kobra, paints an enormous mural in Rio de Janeiro representing indigenous groups from five continents as inspired by the Olympic rings. Natural Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Brazilian street artist, Eduardo Kobra, is leading a team around the clock to create one of the world's largest murals in time for the Olympic Games in Rio. The 3,000-metre (9843-foot) squared mural entitled "Ethnicities" will feature the faces of five indigenous people from different continents, marking a visual reference to the five Olympic rings. Kobra, a native of Brazil's largest metropolis, Sao Paulo, is known for his kaleidoscopic murals such as "The Kiss" in New York, and his portrait of Albert Einstein in Los Angeles. The Olympic rings were the starting point for Kobra's mural, representing the five competing continents, The Americas - North and South, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia. The 15-metre (49-foot) high painting in the city's regenerated port area will be revealed a week before the Opening Ceremony which will take place in Rio on August 5.

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Indigenous faces feature in mural for Rio Games

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 01:03