Street Art Expresses Mixed World Cup Feelings

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A picture paints a thousand words as the street artists in Rio de Janeiro know all too well. The World Cup has aroused controversy and mixed emotions, stimulating both budding and established street artists to channel these sentiments into powerful and revealing artworks.

Paulo Ito caused a worldwide stir with his mural in São Paulo that quickly became an internet sensation. His image of a hungry boy, crying in dismay at the football on his plate instead of food is powerful. Lack of hospitals and education are serious issues that . . .

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