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Light Painting Photos by Pablo Picasso

Did you know that Pablo Picasso was a light painter? His most famous light painting image shows him drawing a centaur in the air, but there are quite a few lesser-known photos showing the master dabbling in the art. LIFE writes,

Renowned LIFE photographer Gjon Mili, a technical genius and lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949. Mili showed the artist some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates, jumping in the dark — and Picasso’s lively mind began to race. This series of photographs, since known as Picasso’s “light drawings,” were made with a small flashlight or “light pencil” in a dark room; the images vanished almost as soon as they were created.

Head on over to LIFE to check out a gallery of the light painting photos.

Picasso: Drawing With Light (via Flavorwire)


 
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  • Sebastian Merchel

    Try lightpainting using your webcam to capture images and your iPhone, iPod or iPad as a light source: http://www.mylightpainting.com … Have fun!

  • Arian van der Pijl

    Well, it’s Picasso, but then . that’s it.