Picasso and Sparkler

Long, long ago before Al Gore claimed to invent the Internet, there were artists that painted on things called a “canvas”. There were even different styles of art and one of them was aptly called “Abstract”. Perhaps the most renowned of these abstract artist was Pablo Picasso.

Picasso's CentaurFrom the Life photo Gallery:

“Renowned LIFE photographer Gjon Mili, a technical genius and lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France 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 lively mind began to race. This series of photographs, since known as Picasso’s “light drawings,” were made with a small flashlight or “light pencil” in a dark room; the images vanished almost as soon as they were created. However, while the “Picasso draws a centaur in the air” photo is rightly celebrated and famous, many of the images in this gallery are far less well-known — and equally thrilling.”

Picasso's Flower Vase

Picasso was able to make all of these without actually being able to see what he was doing until they developed the film (it wasn’t like our cameras now. They had to use hazardous chemicals to make photos on real paper!) Can you imagine what Picasso could’ve done with Kinect Sparkler? Have you ever tried to make a Sparkler image with your eyes shut? Share with us some of the great Kinect Sparkler moments you’ve created; Abstract and otherwise in the comments!