Tuesday, July 07, 2009

1949 picasso light drawings; amazing.

These are drawings made with light by Picasso.

LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso 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 mind began to race. The series of photographs that follows -- Picasso’s light drawings -- were made with a small flashlight in a dark room; the images vanished almost as soon as they were created.