The Beauty And Delicacy Of Artist Luigi Prina!

A beautifully crafted flying ship by Artist Luigi Prina.

A beautifully crafted flying ship by Artist Luigi Prina.

Artist Luigi Prina:
Art comes in a lot of forms…and Artist Luigi Prina combines engineering, patience, skill and dedication to create beautiful, functional flying ships.

Luigi Prina might be 83 years old, but he still has the imagination of a child. The Italian architect’s studio is filled with miniature flying ships of all shapes and sizes, suspended from the ceiling with nylon strings. And here’s the special part – some of the ships really do fly. When Luigi twists the propeller and lets the toys go, they whizz around the room in loops and circles.
By Sumitra on February 28th, 2014. Odditycentral.com

Artist Luigi Prina prepping one of his flying ships for flight.

Artist Luigi Prina prepping one of his flying ships for flight.

Artist Luigi Prina's crafted flying ships.

Artist Luigi Prina’s crafted flying ships.

Luigi has been obsessed with ships ever since he can remember. He began building model ships at a very young age. When he was 16, he won a national aircraft modeling competition. The judges were particularly impressed by his superior craftsmanship – and also his age. “When I went to collect my prize, they asked me: ‘Why didn’t your father come to collect his prize?’ ‘What do you mean my father, I am Luigi Prina!’ They were quite upset by this,” said Luigi.
By Sumitra on February 28th, 2014. Odditycentral.com

Artist Luigi Prina and his wondrous flying ships.

Artist Luigi Prina and his wondrous flying ships.

If you want to see more of Luigi Prina’s work, head on over to odditycentral.com’s article (Italian Architect Builds Fantastic Airships That Actually Fly) or at braodsheet.ie (The Flying Ships Of Luigi Prina) who both have interesting collections of art posts/news.

Give Us Art! salutes Luigi Prina, odditycentral and broadsheet for awesome art and the desire to share it with the world!

Art the World!
Savage1

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