In addition to being famous as an actor, writer and director, Stallone is an accomplished painter. In the 1970's Stallone often developed ideas from his screenplays into his paintings. Incidents and figures from his personal life have emerged in his paintings as well. He compares his painting activity to fencing using slashing strokes of the brush.
The vanishing quality of time is a recurrent subject in the artist's aesthetic universe. Stallone usually includes a generic clock or watch in his paintings, creating a special tension with the placement of their hands. For Stallone, time well spent is hard to accomplish, while time lost is a tragedy.
Not surprisingly, As in his films, Stallone's primary motif is Man and Myth.