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Graffiti mural adds colour to the Olympics

 

Famous Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra has created a colourful mural for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The mural has been created on a 190-metre-long wall in Rio's port area and is an amazing 15.5 metres tall - that's about three times the height of a giraffe! The piece shows the faces of five indigenous people from five continents, just like the Olympic rings represent the five continents. The name of the art is "Etnias," which means "Ethnicities" in English.

So how much work went into this beautiful mural? Eduardo and his team of four artists worked 12 hours a day for two months, using 100 gallons of white paint, 1,500 litres of coloured paint, and 3,500 cans of spray paint to finish it in time for the Olympics. In the end all that time is more than worth it - the mural is a centerpiece of Olympic Boulevard where many people from all over the world will see it and get the message that we are all connected. And, if he's lucky, Eduardo may break the world record for the largest mural created by a single person. We'll have to wait and see what Guinness has to say about that one.