Pop star, Selena Gomez paramour, Californian transplant from Canada Justin Bieber can now add painter to his résumé. The devoted follower of Christ has made an original painting of a cross floating in front of storm clouds that he is selling to benefit, per his Instagram post, “WILDFIRES IN CA.” One assumes that means the victims, firefighters, or perhaps the rebuilding efforts. The painting is titled Calvary, and while it’s unclear exactly how or where or for how much Bieber is selling it (maybe DM him?), it should fetch a pretty penny. The post about it has already racked up over a million and a half likes, and Britney Spears recently sold a painting (to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting) for 10 thousand dollars. Hers was of flowers and squiggles, which is kinda the Britney version of the cross.
Bieber’s inaugural work appears to be spray paint on wood, or perhaps a thin canvas. A paint can and scissors litter the floor of his studio, and the cross has a drippy effect going on as it floats in front of storm clouds and green hills. The green hills appear to have been painted with a thicker pigment, perhaps acrylic or oils, and are possibly still wet. And now we have officially exhausted my roster of art-related words. Um. Forced perspective. There you go.
Bieber often uses his Instagram platform to promote love and worship. His bio links to a video about Christianity and he regularly posts musings about God. Dictionary.com defines “Calvary” as “1. Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified. Luke 23:33.; 2. (often lowercase) a sculptured representation of the Crucifixion, usually erected in the open air.; 3. (lowercase) an experience or occasion of extreme suffering, especially mental suffering.”
Maybe the cross is bringing the storm clouds to put out the fire, make the California hills green again with rain and ease the suffering of everyone? I totally get art.
11 Celebrity Couples We’d Like To See Get Back Together By Christmas
Let’s start with one that may already be in the works. If some very suspect social media flirting is to be believed, Jenny Slate and Chris Evans may have already gotten back together following their split earlier this year.
Listen, we know Drake still pines over Rihanna. It is time for the bad gal to settle down and welcome him into her life with open arms.
Jennifer Lawrence broke it off with director boyfriend Darren Aronofsky just before Thanksgiving, so now is the perfect time to reconnect with ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. Their cinematic collaboration in the X-Men films was better received than mother!, at least.
Robert Pattinson’s most notorious relationship may have been with Kristen Stewart, but by far his coolest was with FKA Twigs. The two need to reconcile if only for the future R.Patz-starring indie film, soundtracked by Twigs.
Cara Delevingne may still be credited with background vocals on St. Vincent’s latest album, but surely there is still plenty of collaborations to be had between them, especially if Delevingne wants to expand her model-actress title into a true triple threat.
Earlier this year, Nicole Kidman revealed that years ago she and Lenny Kravitz, father of her Big Little Lies co-star Zoe Kravitz, had once been engaged. This needs to become a reality, if only for the real-life Celeste-Bonnie mother-daughter fan fiction. (No offense to Keith Urban.)
At least year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, Madonna offered to remarry Sean Penn for $150,000, which would go to her charity Raising Malawi, if he bid that amount on a necklace up for grabs. Penn didn’t bite, but maybe it is time to pitch in to a Kickstarter for the cause. Hey, it’s for charity.
Tom Green and Drew Barrymore were the lovable, goofy couple of the early Aughts—a fun-loving, drama-free pair that the would could certainly use these days.
Emo is back in style, and there is no greater poster child of true, angsty love than Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson. Simpson may be enjoying her new status as Diana Ross’s daughter-in-law, but can Evan Ross really pen a love lyric quite like Fall Out Boy?
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady may be the golden couple of the NFL, but back in the day, Gisele was meant to be with another golden boy: Leonardo Dicaprio. Just imagine how much more stylish environmental conventions would be with Bündchen around.
Justin TImberlake may be happily married to Jessica Biel, and Britney Spears happily invested in her new career as a painter, but truly, there was no greater couple at the turn of the Millennium than these two. Justin, bring the romance back. And ‘Nsync, while you’re at it.