Art Crush: Pablo Picasso & Light Paintings

To this day, Picasso is unmatched in his insatiable creativity. He once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” As a believer in maintaining this sense of child-like wonder, the artist pushed himself to create with every medium possible. 

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In 1949, he was visited by photographer Gjon Mili at his home in Vallauris, France. Mili had been working with the idea of photographing moving light to give them a trailing affect. The idea sparked Picasso’s imagination and the two spent the day creating a series of double-exposed photos. The result is a testament to creative minds benefiting from collaboration. 

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“When I was a child my mother said, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” Perhaps the most important lesson we can take from him is the importance in believing, whole-heartedly, in what we do. 

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