Picasso Used to Paint With Light

Triple exposure of artist Pablo Picasso drawing with light at his home in Vallauris

The Guardian’s photo of the day features famous artist Pablo Picasso painting with light. Many people know Picasso much more for his paintings–namely those of his rose period, blue period, cubism, and more. However, the famous artist also dabbled in creating light painting after he was shown photos of ice skaters gracefully going around a rink with lights attached to their skates. Many of his photos are now in the Life archive.

Though Picasso’s images are still extremely rudimentary and use the simplest of tools, his work and those of others have helped to inspire lots of other photographers. If one peruses 500px and searches for Light Painting they’ll find loads of awesome new work.

The Daily Mail has even more and Complex did a feature on them back in December.