Volatile, violent, rage-filled Chris Brown loves getting in fights — most recently with fellow rapper Frank Ocean. And then, after he has bandaged his hands and taken a nice long shower to cool down, Brown likes to release his remaining, suppressed feelings by whipping out the tempera paint. On Monday night, Brown posted to his Instagram account a painting of a rather burly Jesus being hung on the cross (pictured below) along with the caption, “Painting the way I feel today. Focus on what matters!”
While the parallel Brown is drawing between his current predicament and one that a certain religious figure faced approximately 2013 years ago may be a bit melodramatic and of questionable taste, the real issue at hand is: Why didn’t we know that Chris Brown painted?! Not only is the account Brown used to share his painting (titled f**kyopictures — only, uncensored) filled with his artwork and followed by over two million fans (so clearly we’re late to the game here), but Brown headlined his first art exhibition in California last May (pictured above). Our invites must have gotten lost in the mail, because we know that’s one event we wouldn’t have missed for the world.
To help us get over the shock of learning that Brown has an easel stored somewhere in his home, we’ve dug up the secret artistic pursuits of other celebrities.
David Arquette is apparently a graffiti artist. Which means he likes to, like, tag stuff.
The Jersey Shore‘s JWOWW (née Jenni Farley), was once a student at the New York Institute of Technology, where she specialized in still-life portraiture, as demonstrated below.
Viggo Mortensen (or, as he will forever be known in my brain, Aragorn) is a regular Renaissance man. He not only acts, but writes poetry, records music, and dabbles in modern art.
Steven Tyler, meanwhile, likes to work with dark themes in dark colors.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour is inspired by heavenly beings at the beach. But really, aren’t we all?
All Paul Stanley (of Kiss) wants is peace and love. In fact, that’s the name of the below work of art, Peach & Love No. 1. And, in case you were wondering, I am like 87% certain the below is not a finger painting.
And, word on the street is that Pierce Brosnan fancies himself handy with a paintbrush, too. But which one can paint the best happy little trees?
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