Collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce something.
Pablo Picasso a world famous expressionist and Gjon Mili the “lighting innovator” photographer, working for LIFE magazine, came together in 1949 to produce a series of exquisite linear drawings created purely with light. With the use of a strobe light and experimental long exposure shots used to capture the dramatic and flamboyant movements, Mili convinced Picasso to use the flash of the light as paint and the air as his canvas, inspired, he took a playful yet scholarly approach to his task using his signature abstracted art style, and over 5 sessions the duo generated 30 images. I really appreciate this experimental work as it is always important to strive for new unexplored areas within art to see what other things can be used to create beautiful, interesting imagery. I also relish the idea that these incredibly important images would never have come to be if the 2 artists hadn’t brought their ideas together.
Experts, A., Bilici, A., Experts, A. and Bozovic, N., 2021. Famous Art Collaborations – Agora Gallery – Advice Blog. [online] Agora Gallery – Advice Blog. Available at: <https://www.agora-gallery.com/advice/blog/2017/04/27/famous-art-collaborations/> [Accessed 2 April 2021].
Park, M., 2013. Light Drawings By Pablo Picasso and Gjon Mili – Resource. [online] Resource. Available at: <http://resourcemagonline.com/2013/04/light-drawings-by-pablo-picasso-and-gjon-mili/24125/> [Accessed 2 April 2021].