The Michelangelo’s David painted on the highest peak of the Gioia Quarry measures about 10 by 11 meters. It is a fascinating masterpiece of street art created between May 15 and 19 by the Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, known worldwide for his imposing murals made with a mixed technique, using brushes, spray, and airbrush.
Features of his creations are the suggestive areas of color often delimited by geometric figures such as the square, the triangle and the rhombus, to create a sort of chromatic emotional mapping.
At the center of his work is the fight against pollution and global warming, deforestation and war.
One of his most famous works is the “Todos somos um” that he made in Rio for the Rio Olympics Games in 2016, which, with its mammoth dimensions of 15 meters in height and 170 meters in length, is known as the largest graffiti in the world; or the series of portraits including Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, John Lennon, David Bowie.
What is most striking about Kobra’s David, which dominates the entire Gioia basin from above, is the depth of volumes and the expressiveness of his look that seem to animate his thoughts and once again the liveliness of the colors that inspire pleasant feelings.
The project was carried out under the patronage and support of the Municipality of Massa and the Department for the Promotion of the Territory.
The event was filmed by Level 33 exclusively for Sky Arts HD, therefore the Carrara quarries, Kobra and his Mural will be the protagonists of one of the next episodes of the tv series “Wall”, curated by David Diavù Vecchiato.
Learn more about Kobra’s art works on his personal website www.eduardokobra.com.