Rain fate

With every intention of getting to bed early, I did like the rebellious Aries I am, and stayed up late to accompany the sound of falling rain with pen strokes.

I’ve been drawing.

Portraits, mostly. Sketches of men with downward cast eyes, or outlines of the female form – full bodied and fuller hearted.

And just when I thought the night couldn’t get any more fulfilling, I laid my eyes on Pablo Picasso’s light drawings from 1949. They’re like sugar coated cranberries on top of goat cheese on top of an artisan cracker: all kinds of right.

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it was 1949 when Pablo was introduced to Gjon Mili, a photographer who at the time worked for LIFE magazine – where he demonstrated some of his images of ice skaters with lights fixed to their skates, jumping in the dark.
Fascinated from the results, the spanish artist then conceived a series of projected light drawings in a dark room with two separate cameras and a small electric light attempting to ‘paint’ his versions of centaurs, bulls and greek profiles.

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