Sunday, December 16, 2012

Picasso Electrified

With the accessibility of digital cameras, photography as art has gone mainstream. And everyone's favorite backyard portrait involves a sparkler and a slow shutter speed. 

But drawing with light is not a new idea. 

Back in 1949, Pablo Picasso did a series of images while working for LIFE magazine with Gjon Mili. These images are made using two cameras and an electric light in a darkroom. They showcase both the artist and the process.
What's amazing is how easy it is to recognize Picasso's other drawings of flowers, bulls and centaurs in these images. 

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