Rio de Janeiro is noted for having fabulous street art. Certain areas downtown and various favelas are particularly known for their murals and street art. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to some of those areas and I particularly regret not having seen works by the famous artist Eduardo Kobra. Nevertheless, everywhere I went, I was inspired by the art that I did see. A painted wall here, some graffiti there, a sculpture there. Even planters and garbage bins were works of art to my eyes. So, I thought I’d share some of the art I saw while walking around the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
First the statues:
This was one of the famous Brazilian Bossa Nova musician Antônio Carlos Jobim (aka Tom Jobim) who wrote song The Girl From Ipanema. GIG airport is now named the Tom Jobim Airport. This statue is located in . . . you guessed it, Ipanema, right next to the beach.
A few blocks away – I fell in love with this trumpet-playing guy.
Now, onto the street art, in no particular order:
Last but not least is this lovely stencil artwork. People have said she looks like me (or I look like her?). All I can say is, it’s truly scary when you resemble nudie street art!