In LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso in Vallauris, France. He showed Pablo some photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates jumping in the dark. Picasso was immediately inspired, these photos were the result.

1949: Picasso Paints in Light - The photographs were exhibited in 1950 in New York City's Museum of Modern Art. They show Picasso sketching shapes in space, invisible to him until Mili's frames were developed.

1949: Picasso Paints in Light - The photographs were exhibited in 1950 in New York City's Museum of Modern Art. They show Picasso sketching shapes in space, invisible to him until Mili's frames were developed.

Picasso was up on light drawing way back in 1949...why did it take so long to become popular, I wonder?

Picasso was up on light drawing way back in 1949...why did it take so long to become popular, I wonder?

picasso drawing with light: i have always had a soft spot for light drawings, but i love these from Picasso.

picasso drawing with light: i have always had a soft spot for light drawings, but i love these from Picasso.

houkgallery:  Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002)David Bowie, Hollywood, 1989©Herb Ritts/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

houkgallery: Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002)David Bowie, Hollywood, 1989©Herb Ritts/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

Students in Art 2 and Art 3 are in the middle of a sketch journal assignment inspired by European artist Ben Heine. (http://www.benheine.com/bio.php)  His work is an inspiration of his travels and his love of sketching and photography.  The students discussed how he was able to create his work, and what "quick thinking" it must take to work on location w/ each of his wonderful ideas.

Students in Art 2 and Art 3 are in the middle of a sketch journal assignment inspired by European artist Ben Heine. (http://www.benheine.com/bio.php) His work is an inspiration of his travels and his love of sketching and photography. The students discussed how he was able to create his work, and what "quick thinking" it must take to work on location w/ each of his wonderful ideas.

Jackson Pollock, 1912–1956, American painter, the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Jackson Pollock, 1912–1956, American painter, the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

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