Pablo Picasso in his studio, 1950. 
Photo: David Douglas Duncan
I just do art because I’m ugly and there’s nothing else for me to do.

— Andy Warhol (via modernise)

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Ships That Sail Through the Clouds: Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships
When he was just 16 years old Luigi Prina entered and won a national aircraft modeling competition. When he went to collect the prize money the organizers asked the boy why his father couldn’t come and collect it himself. Nearly fifty years later the now successful architect met a painter and boat builder named Eugenio Tomiolo and while they were talking made a bet that perhaps Prina could take one of his small model ships and make it fly like an airplane. Tomolio accepted and it wasn’t long before a small flying boat was whirring in circles around his small studio that coincidentally had clouds painted on the ceiling. A new passion was born and Prina has since dedicated nearly 20 years of his later life to building flying model boats, bicycles and other unconventional aircraft.

Pablo Picasso

Learn more about Cornelia Brierly, a pioneering architect who designed the first Usonian house in Pennsylvania and stood out as one of the few women apprentices in Wright’s creative constellation. Read more here.

Ad Reinhardt at work, NYC 1966

Frank Lloyd Wright with early apprentice, Curtis Besinger. Photo by Robert Carroll May, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).