SFMOMA recently shared a LIFE link on twitter, and I couldn’t resist posting it on my own blog – the images are spectacular!

Gjon Mili, a technical prodigy and lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949.

In a series of photographs, known ever since as Picasso’s “light drawings,” visuals were made with a small electric light in a darkened room; in effect, the images vanished as soon as they were created, but Gjon was able to capture and preserve them.

Read and see more of the series of 14 here: http://life.time.com/culture/picasso-drawing-with-light/#ixzz1uZkSyM4l