When Robin Leach bought a painting by Britney Spears for $10,000 last week (the money went to Vegas Cares, a benefit for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting), the world officially started seeing Britney in a more enigmatic light. The video of her creating the flowery artwork had already mesmerized Instagram, thanks to excellent direction, wardrobe, stool use,ย and soundtrack choice (Mozart!):

The truth is though, Brit has been an experimental artist for years now, as these previously shared works show:

It's doodle time! My art for the day ๐ŸŽจ

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Even the greatest creations start from small seeds

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In fact, examine Ms. Spears’ Instagram account closely, and in amongst the home-catwalk footage, cute animal pics, and kooky affirmations, are nuggets that reveal Britney’s true depths:

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As well as her unerring commitment to creativity:

Britney’s love of art is a consistent theme on her social media, and the greatest element of all is that this girl does not discriminate. She likes what she likes, she offers public praise to unknown artists (the term “Great work!” appears repeatedly), and she admires everything from greeting card fluff…

๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

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…to serious, Renaissance-style religious paintings. The one behind Brit’s luminous green swimsuit here is a piece byย Polish-American artist, Tomasz Rut.

Bought three new swimsuits today ๐Ÿ‘™ This one is my favorite!

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In between, she finds time to admire landscapes:

Inspirational feminist sketches:

Thinking about all my ladies today โคโคโค

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The work of turn-of-the-century French painterย Carolus-Duran:

Carolus-Duranโ€™s paintings are a just a vision of โค๏ธ

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Street art:

The creations of modelย William Tyler:

Best things start from scratch… no planning ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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Modern surrealism:

Don't you just love Barbie ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’…

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And — a running theme — her own children’s cartoons:

My son is a little genius!

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Britney is basically pop music’s answer to Andy Warhol — she finds art everywhere! Here’s hoping that her first big sale sees her plunge ever further into her own delightful canvas-based expressionism.

Britney Spears *Really* Loves Art. Let Us Count the Ways 15 November,2017Rae Alexandra

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Rae Alexandra

Rae Alexandra is On Call Producerย for KQED Pop. Born and raised in Wales, she started her career writing for Britainโ€™s biggest music magazines. After moving to California, she became a regular contributor to both SF Weekly and New York’s Village Voice. She regularly ruins your favorite โ€˜80s movies at MovieRuiner.com, andย can be found on Twitter @raemondjjjj.

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