Forget the crazy celebrity videos, or even the paparazzi photos of masked-up stars getting groceries in the Hamptons. Who knew that so many celebrities would be getting creative in quarantine? Though some celeb-art stars are known for their artwork (like Anthony Hopkins and Sylvester Stallone), others have only recently discovered, and unveiled, their artistic masterpieces. Here are a few of them, some of which are great, others which are inevitably entertaining.
Heidi Klum: The Painterly Impressionist
The Making The Cut star and former supermodel is busy at work painting landscape portraits of trees (cherry blossoms?) while counting Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel as inspiration. But isn’t it obvious that Claude Monet could also be counted as inspiration, too? This isn’t just this a one painting run, though, as Klum is working on other pieces, too. She has shared shots of her paint-marked cell phone, and asks her audience what to paint next.
Paris Hilton: Clearly, A Pop Artist
Paris is many things, entrepreneur, DJ, perfume mogul. Now, she is a collage artist who is creating self-portraits. With glitter, rhinestones, paint and photos, she is showing a painting called I Dream of Paris, on view now at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, as part of Onch’s Sweet 16 group show. Hilton is clearly a pop artist, though of the selfie variety, and follows the lineage of artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenberg. She is auctioning off her piece and donating the proceeds to charity. The auction is ongoing until August 15.
Sharon Stone: Paint By Numbers
The Basic Instinct star has fine-tuned her efforts as an artist under quarantine. She got a paint by numbers kit for her birthday, and is finally putting it to use. Upon completing the detailed painting of a pink flower, similar to a work we’d see by Georgia O’Keeffe. She explains in a video: “It actually looks like something.” Where is Bob Ross when you need him?
Sylvester Stallone: The Expressionist
The Rocky star has been busy in quarantine making art (he even has an Instagram account devoted exclusively to his art). The painting below is called On Her Own, Again. It calls to mind modern painting from the 1950s, as if Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky merged forces. The theme of heartbreak is common for Stallone’s artwork, as another one he created called When Love Hurts, is he describes as “the tumultuous sea of emotions one must navigate to find lasting love,” says Stallone.
Elle Fanning: The Cartoon Realist
The star of The Great recently posted a pair of drawings she made while she was shooting the pilot of the new Hulu series she stars in. Though they were created pre-quarantine, these drawings were shared only last week. They’re realist self-portraits, and call to mind the cartoons of Roz Chast, or if Daria was merged with the Powerpuff Girls. The drawings depict Fanning in her role as Catherine the Great, in full retro regalia, likely which is courtesy of the show’s costume designer, Emma Freyer.
Reese Witherspoon: Still Life
The famed type-A actress known for her powerhouse media company Hello Sunshine is learning how to paint with watercolors at home, thanks to art supplies gifted by her mother. She shared a still life painting of a vase with flowers, declaring: “I’m quitting my day job!” Though she isn’t using pointillism, this is somewhat Vincent Van Gogh meets Paul Cezanne.
Anthony Hopkins: The Dramatist
The Welsh actor, composer and artist has recently come into the spotlight for his spooky paintings, some of which draw a parallel to some characters he has played onscreen. He recently gave a tour of his art studio, where he is self-quarantining. Some close ups of his paintings show incredible detail. His artwork calls to mind angular portraits by Egon Schiele or maybe if Marc Chagall was a cubist.