Mythical works of Street Art - Las Etnias

Œuvres mythiques du Street Art - Las Etnias
Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.

We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.

Las Etnias - Eduardo Kobra 

The HIYA Gallery series places and works legendaries of street art present you a fresco of 2016 entitled "Las Etnias" ("The ethnic groups") and produced by Eduardo Kobra.

The work was produced by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra just days before the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He wanted to set his own world record for the largest mural painted by one person. The fresco, which he named "Las Etnias" ("The Ethnicities"), reaches a total height of 15 meters and measures over 2787 square meters. The subject of the work represents five faces from five different continents that evoke both the five Olympic rings and the cultural diversity of the games.

Kobra worked on this artwork for two months and used roughly 380 liters of white paint, 1450 liters of colored paint and 3500 spray cans. 

 


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