Brad Pitt turned to sculpting in the wake of his turbulent split from Angelina Jolie.
And Channing Tatum, who is in the process of getting a divorce from his wife Jenna Dewan, appears to have taken a leaf out of his fellow heartthrob’s book.
Channing, 38, treated his 17.2 million Instagram followers Wednesday to a glimpse of ‘my attempt at creating a sculpture of Picasso’s Guitarist.’
‘Hahahaha oh well’: Channing, 38, treated his 17.2 million Instagram followers Wednesday to a glimpse of ‘my attempt at creating a sculpture of Picasso’s Guitarist’
He wrote: ‘It’s was starting out ok. Then i had to get different clay for the hands. Then my daughter destroyed it. Hahahaha oh well. Start a new.’
Pablo Picasso painted The Old Guitarist during his 1901 through 1904 Blue Period, and it currently hangs in the Art Institute Of Chicago.
The Blue Period was influenced by the death of Pablo’s friend Carlos Casagemas, a painter who plunged into despair over his love life and shot himself.
Channing also recently suffered bereavement, writing on Instagram last week: ‘My very first best friend Corey Vaughn left this world for the next Tuesday the 21st.’ His cause of death has not at this time been made public.
Inspiration?: Channing’s (left) latest artistic venture echoes one taken by Brad Pitt (right) amid the latter’s infamously rancorous split from Angelina Jolie
In a lengthy tribute to his late pal, Channing recalled ‘his crazy a** and how he stuck up for and protected me when i first moved to Mississippi’ as a child.
Jenna, who shares five-year-old daughter Everly with Channing, commented warmly on his Instagram post: ‘RIP Corey. All the love in the world to his family right now.’
He and Jenna, who met while making their 2006 dance film Step Up and married three years later in Malibu, announced their separation this April.
The duo have been openly very amicable, in marked contrast to the initial public rancor that accompanied the Brangelina breakup in late 2016.
Jenna told Women’s Health recently: ‘It’s okay for a relationship to change into a new form that is actually better for both people involved, and I think that’s maybe what shocked everyone so much – that it can be a positive thing.’
The way they were: Channing and Jenna Dewan (right), who met while making their 2006 dance film Step Up and married three years later in Malibu, announced their split this April
In a candid GQ interview last year accompanied by an infamously bizarre photo-shoot, Brad shared that to avoid ‘creating scenarios of fiery demise in my mind,’ he had ‘been going to a friend’s sculpting studio, spending a lot of time over there.’
The artist in question is Leeds-born Thomas Houseago, whom Brad vaunted as ‘a serious sculptor. They’ve been kind. I’ve literally been squatting in there for a month now. I’m taking a s*** on their sanctity.’
Brad called sculpting ‘a great opportunity for the introspection. Now you have to be real careful not to go too far that way and get cut off in that way.’
He allowed: ‘I’m really good at cutting myself off, and it’s been a problem. I need to be more accessible, especially to the ones I love.’