Best known for famed roles in “Rocky” and “Rambo”, Sylvester Stallone’s first “real” love is painting. Since childhood he has identified his true calling as a visual artist and has even said that if offered the choice, he would spend his life painting instead of starring in movies.
“There is a public face and a private face,” Stallone said, “and I feel the same way about art. It’s a collage of emotions. And when you can transfer that onto the canvas, it’s an amazing feeling,”
Over the years Stallone has developed a highly individual style that comprises a bold use of paint and color, as well as symbolic tropes such as a recurring clock and cryptic text.
Stallone also uses painting as an aid in the development of the characters that he creates: