Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra admires a lot of great men. That much he has made clear in his past homages to Auguste Rodin, architect Oscar Niemeyer, and the brilliant Albert Einstein. Now the Sao Paulo-born artist has taken his colorful portraits to Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome.

His solo exhibition "Peace" unites famous figures like Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, John Lennon, and men who dedicated their lives to spreading world peace. All of the works in this show are brand new. Similar to his street art pieces, howeer, his "Peace" paintings feature subjects rendered in a jumble of both vibrant colors and black and white. He also incorporates an array of geometric shapes and patterns into these photorealistic paintings.

"Peace" opens today and runs until June 25. Some time in the near future, Kobra will also paint a 15-meter-tall mural for Rome's MAAM Museum Museo dell'Altro e Dell'Altrove. As for who Kobra is going to paint for the glorious piece? Guess we'll all have to wait and see.

[via DesignTaxi]

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