Photos of Pablo Picasso creating remarkable light drawings

Light painter Gjon Mili is one of the pioneers in the use of stoboscopic instruments in order to create outstanding images. He and his unique photoflash techniques are very well known and still very much used in today´s light painting photography.

By his way of experimenting with small lights, for instance, attached to the boots of ice skaters he created what would be an inspiration for many of the most famous light painting images ever taken. In 1949, Mili sent some examples of his work to Pablo Picasso, who felt immediately inspired and that’s actually how this series Light Drawings was born: Picasso painting with a penlight captured by Mili.

About the author

Born and raised in the creative mecca Berlin, Mareike Muller worked her first professional years in advertising and design before she decided to apply for the citizenship of the world, leaving Berlin for Stockholm. Spending some years in fashionable capital of Sweden she continued her voyage via Barcelona to Buenos Aires, where she was living for almost two years, working as an artist agent spreading emerging art with her own agency The Eclectic Tomorrow. But, as stakes are high the search for the perfect place to live and work went on and brought her to vibrant Mexico City, where she´s relocating now continuing to broaden her scope, establishing her vision of spreading emerging art around the globe. When she´s not working, blogging or traveling around the world you’ll probably find her vintage clothing treasure hunting or sipping an Old Fashioned fantasizing about being a Mexican luchador’s wife and having some unicorns browsing in the backyard.