Rio de Janeiro Artist Paints Masks for Those Who Want to Show Their Face

The masks have become popular with people who don’t want to hide their face during the pandemic but are keen to protect themselves against the virus.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jorge Roriz, 65, used to create the magical world of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival with its colorful costumes and fantastic floats.

Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, he is using his art to make masks that don’t attempt to disguise or accentuate but to be as real as possible.

Roriz paints face masks that are so accurate as to be uncanny. As he speaks wearing his mask, his mouth, like that of a ventriloquist, does not appear to move.

“I use this mask in order not to lose my identity,” Roriz said . . .

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