Pablo Picasso painting with light

“LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso in 1949. Mili showed the artist some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates jumping in the dark and Picasso’s mind began to race. The series of photographs that follows Picasso s light drawings were made with a small flashlight in a dark room; the images vanished as soon as they were created, but they show unmistakingly the hand of the master”

Photos: Gjon Mili/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
January 1949

Source: LIFE-magazine’s website.