5 Hollywood Stars You Never Knew Were Great Artists

How well do you know your entertainment-art trivia?

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Johnny Depp

Vanessa Paradis

Artwork for Vanessa Paradis’ album “Divinidylle” (2007)

Johnny Depp

This acclaimed movie star has continued to wow us all and this time, with his fervent passion for portrait-painting. Depp has painted portraits of many of his famous friends including Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando and his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis. If the portrait of Paradis seems familiar to you, you might have seen it on her 2007 album, Divinidylle! Just a quick glance at his portraits brings back image stills of his extreme characterization of eccentric roles like the Mad Hatter and Jack Sparrow.

 

  1. Lucy Liu with Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton at her exhibition opening

    Lucy Liu with Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton at her exhibition opening, 2011

    Lucy Liu

Surprisingly, this Charlie Angel has been active in the arts scene for close to 22 years. You may not have known that and that’s only because Liu has been creating her abstract works under a pseudonym, Yu Ling, since the start of her artistic ventures. Last year however, she held an exhibition under her real name for the first time at London’s Salon Vert Gallery.

 

  1. A woman looks at the painting "The Arena" at the art exhibition titled "Sylvester Stallone. Painting. From 1975 Until Today",  at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg October 27, 2013. The exhibition by Sylvester Stallone, who has worked on his pieces for more than 30 years, consists of 36 paintings, according to local media.     REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk   (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

    “The Ring” 193 x 254 cm (1999) by Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is no different. This Rambo star has created around 300-400 works during his artistic career with paintings imbued in abstract expressionistic styles. Most recently, he has showed a retrospective titled “Sylvester Stallone, Real Love: Paintings 1975-2015” at the Musee d’art et d’art contemporain in Nice, France.

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Noah’s works entitled “People Are Strange” being exhibited at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery

Noah Taylor

Aside from the fame he got cutting a certain Lannister’s hand off, this London-based Almost Famous and Game of Thrones actor has been gaining praises for his dark and haunting paper works that were inspired by Australian landscapes. Having recently held a talk at Semi Permanent in Sydney, Taylor also exhibited his works at the Olsen Irwin Gallery.

Courtney-Love

Courtney Love for Saint Laurent campaign

  1. Art Work - Portrait of Gwyneth Paltrow and baby Courtney Love unveils her artwork 'And She's Not Even Pretty' exhibit held at Fred Torres Collaborations in Manhattan   New York City, USA - 02.05.12 Mandatory Credit: Michael Carpenter/ WENN.com

    Portrait of Gwyneth Paltrow and baby at Courtney Love’s “And She’s Not Even Pretty” Exhibition

    Courtney Love

Even though Courtney Love has been under the music radar for a while, you could never have guessed that this musician spends her time with paint and brushes. Her paintings are depicted as emotional, raw and incredibly polarizing, quite like the reflection of her music. She also held her first exhibition in 2012.

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