Picasso Light Drawing: Vintage Photo By Gjon Mili Captures Artist At Play (PHOTO)

06/27/2013 03:40 pm ET

Behold what is arguably one of the greatest portaits of Pablo Picasso in existence:

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Triple exposure of artist Pablo Picasso drawing w. light at his home in Vallauris. (Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

The captivating image was taken by Gjon Mili at LIFE Magazine, who managed to capture Picasso at play in the south of France, drawing on thin air with a small electric light. The 1949 photograph reveals not one, but three Picasso likenesses, all barely visible behind his life-size light creation.

We were certainly taken aback by the painter's knack for drawing with light. Let us know what you think of the photo in the comments.

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