Visconti Van Gogh
VISCONTI VAN GOGH
At the end of 2009 Visconti announced the cessation of production of the Van Gogh pen after more than ten years of success from the U.S. to Japan, leaving a void that would be difficult to fill, a void of colours and of a multitude of successful models.
Visconti said also that they would have worked on a new model and that they would ask the same Van Gogh, at about 120 years after his death, to help designing the new pen.
If the paths of the Lord are infinite, so are the ones of Visconti.
Van Gogh is an ode to the colour, to the Impressionist painting that has left a deep trace in the culture of all of us.
No, Vincent Van Gogh did not ask just for a coloured pen, but said to make a pen inspired by his most famous paintings.
Visconti has worked hard to look for the right formulas and the most representative paintings, that paintings, universally known, that could communicate the great Flemish painter's art.
So then self-portraits, the room, the sunflowers, the starry night and the iris have appeared on the table; these large paintings have inspired Visconti’s work as a new Van Gogh
Never before a pen was designed taking inspiration by a specific painting, a work of an inconceivable difficulty considering the diversity of the objects and the techniques used.
So these paintings have become pens with a detail-oriented work, a meticulous choice of the formulas of the colours, the models and the colours rendition .
The fountain, rollerball and ballpoint pens plus the pencils have become paintings and have been called with the name of the picture, with the name of Van Gogh engraved and packaged in a gift box with a faithfully reproduced canvas, a muse.
Taking inspiration by a specific painting means select one by one all the resins that are part of it with an encoding, mixing and production sometimes of over ten references for subject with a meticulous control of the quality of the resins, their colour rendering of their chemical composition so that they don’t mix if you don’t wish.
In fact, the white and red mixed together give the pink, but sometimes you want that they remain white and red. So, working on the chemistry of the resins we have got independent colours freely inspired to a family or to a specific subject.
The first three masterpieces will be inspired to the Room in Arles, Sunflowers, Starry Night and Portrait in Blue.
Visconti is also working on other great works such as Irises, Shoes and portraits.
Collection: Fountain pen, Rollerball pen, Rollergraphic, Ballpoint pen and Pencil
Nib: Stainless finely engraved
Filling system: Converter
Material: Natural resin