Artist - Sylvester Stallone
Press Conference of the Opening of the Exhibition "When Art Touches The Soul"
I think I'm a much better painter than an actor. It's much more personal and I'm allowed to just do what I want to do. Quite often in acting you have to play a certain part, you cannot speak as much as you want to speak. I suppose the heroes don't talk much, you have to be very stoic.
- SYLVESTER STALLONE -
Sylvester Stallone is not only an actor, he is a person with an incredible depth who understands the world and processes his worries, his fears but also his passion for the world in his works. Look at his exhibition - then you don't see Rocky the fighter anymore - you see a wonderful person and artist
- BARBARA DIETRICH - Chairman Diplomatic World
Hagen (Germany), 3th December 2021 - Diplomatic World were present during the Press Conference of the Opening of the Exhibition: "When Art Touches The Soul - Sylvester Stallone" at Osthaus Museum Hagen.
Sylvester Stallone, the legendary actor, artist, and art enthusiast is not only an actor, he is a person with an incredible depth who understands the world and processes his worries, his fears but also his passion for the world in his works.
Look at his exhibition - then you don't see Rocky the fighter anymore - you see a wonderful person and artist. 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:
In describing the "Rocky" painting, created prior to writing the script, he said:
I try to visualize something before I put it into words. Words are very difficult and sometimes unforgiving. So if I could see what Rocky looked like, then perhaps I could write about him
Osthaus Museum Hagen
The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen is an art museum in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The center of the museum is a building whose interior was designed by Henry van de Velde to house Karl Ernst Osthaus' art collection, open to the public as the Museum Folkwang. The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum also houses the Karl Ernst Osthaus-Archive, a major depository of documents relating to the Folkwang Museum and early 20th century avant garde art and architecture.