Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Picasso's Light paintings

This series of photographs, known as Picasso’s 'light drawings', were made with a small electric light in a darkened room.
Gjon Mili, lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949. Mili showed Picasso some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights fixed to their skates, jumping in the dark. Mili took his photographs in a darkened room, using two cameras, one for side view, another for front view. By leaving the shutters open, he caught the light streaks swirling through space.”
Were created in 1949.
Many of them were also put on display in early 1950 in a show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 
Pablo was immediately inspired, Picasso took a penlight and began to draw in the air. 

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