LIFE Releases Little Known Pablo Picasso Light Drawings [Pics]

LIFE Releases Little Known Pablo Picasso Light Drawings [Pics]
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Little seen imagines of the master of surrealist painting Picasso in collaboration with a lighting innovator.

Laura Feinstein
  • 21 december 2012

While we mostly know Pablo Picasso as the father of surrealist painting, it turns out that the art legend also loved to dabble in other mediums. In 1949, LIFE Magazine’s Gjon Mili, a technical wiz and lighting visionary, was sent to visit Picasso in the South of France where they combined artistic efforts to create an amazing set of photographs, rarely seen even today. What provoked these visually arresting pics? According to LIFE:

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