The impressive mural of Messi in Córdoba

After the unforgettable Copa América achieved in Brazil two months ago, the displays of affection towards Lionel Messi have grown exponentially. A final example was seen last Thursday night at the Monumental, with the return of the public and a captain visibly excited after the 3-0 against Bolivia. For what it represents 10 in the world of football, due to the drought that it managed to cut on a personal level and, of course, on a collective level, giving the National Team – along with his teammates and CT – a new title after 28 years . Now, from San Francisco, in the province of Córdoba, they have honored him with a beautiful mural.

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The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

Ramón Cortez, 31 years old and known as Monchito, had the pleasant idea of ​​paying tribute to the 10 after the consecration in the Maracana. A way to return so much love and admiration. “It took a lot of time, work, effort and dedication. I didn’t think it was going to be so spectacular, because in At the beginning it was going to be a single Messi drawing, then I realized that it was very empty and I decided to do it on the entire wall “, he commented, in an interview with the El Periódico portal, about his outstanding work.

In the artwork, located at the intersection of Belgrano and Vélez Sarsfield streets, You can see the Argentine flag, with Messi illustrated in different ways, related to the different stages of his career: among others, when he was a child with the Newell’s jersey, his participation in the 2008 Olympic Games, the disappointment in the 2014 World Cup, his tears as soon as the match with Brazil ended at the Maracana and, of course, the unforgettable image lifting the Cup America. “First I made that drawing, but later it occurred to me that the mural had to tell something. And I decided to tell the good and bad part of Messi,” Cortez remarked about the design chosen and completed.

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The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

MORE DETAILS OF THE WALL IDEA

Just two days after the final against Brazil, this art teacher went all over San Francisco and found a suitable spot. With the authorization of the owner of the site, he saw life in a wall that was painted white, expressing all his artistic ability and his love for Messi. How long did it take? Almost two months, using 20 liters of paint between the background and the drawn figures. And the highlight, all lung, without political help. Only with the selfless collaboration of some local merchants, contributing a grain of sand.

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The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

YOUR WISHES FOR THE FUTURE

Monchito hopes this will help so that art is revalued in the city and, of course, dreams that Messi gets to see it. “I don’t think you will come to see it here, but I would like you to see it for the photos at least. It would be something that I would be proud to see that people love it. Andor I saw that Lionel was making a great effort to obtain something with the National Team and even though it was not given to him, he never lowered his arms. He deserved recognition “, Hill. A 10 to 10 job. Applause.

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The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

The mural for Messi in Córdoba (Diario El Periódico).

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