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Russian Art Museum Hosts Sylvester Stallone Art Retrospective
According to the museum's exhibit notes, Stallone planned to become an artist before he became an actor, even taking "a course in Switzerland."
The exhibit opened Monday and runs through Jan. 13, 2014.
The images and characters found in Stallone's paintings, in a way, replicate events in his creative and personal biography. But they are not portraits in the traditional understanding of the word. Frantic form and color are used in the large-scale transfigurations that breathe new life and energy into the people who surround the artist, or the celebrated actor who is the idol of millions. In his works, the subject matter reveals itself through, among other things, the title, words, letters and symbols painted directly on the surface of the canvas.