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LIGHT WRITING WITH PICASSO

11/12/2009

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.

– courtesy LIFE Magazine.

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Gjon Mili/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Jan 01, 1949

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Gjon Mili/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Jan 01, 1949

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Gjon Mili/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Jan 01, 1949

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Gjon Mili/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Jan 01, 1949

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  1. pavloskaralis permalink
    11/12/2009 05:12

    I actually tried to do a Picasso style “light painting” a few weeks back but I’m pretty sure I missed the target:

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