Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen
The Visconti Van Gogh fountain pen is a beautiful writing instrument, and a must for anyone who appreciates the artist’s work. Much has been written about Van Gogh’s painting style, especially the sweeping brush-strokes, but it is his use of colour that is so distinctive. Visconti have taken those colours, and mixed them together to form this range of fountain pens.
What is so special about the Visconti Van Gogh fountain pen is the way that the manufacturer has so carefully matched the colours of each of the chosen paintings. These colours are then transformed into vegetal resins that are injected into the pen mold to form beautiful, swirling patterns that match the tones of Van Gogh’s work, to the extent that the original picture and the cap and body of this pen so obviously share the same palette. This manufacturing process means that every one of these luxurious pens is different and individual, because the way in which the colours swirl together forms a unique pattern each time.
The barrel of the pen is not cylindrical but eighteen-faceted, which gives a comfortable and easy grip whilst writing and which shows off the wonderful colours. The accompaniments, including the section, are of high-polish palladium. The Visconti Van Gogh fountain pen is fitted with the standard Visconti small Smart-touch steel nib, which is available in Fine, Medium, and Broad. The Van Gogh pens are packed in a triangular cross-section presentation box, which has a reproduction of the appropriate painting inside the lid.
This fine pen is so obviously made in Italy, and of course comes with the arched Ponte Vecchio sprung clip that is so characteristic of Visconti’s work. It also has the magnetic closure cap.
The entire range of Visconti Van Gogh pens is a hymn to colour; they have worked very hard to find the right formulas to ensure that the images are represented faithfully. For 2019, the paintings that are retold in the range are Self Portrait, Starry Night, Irises, Vincent’s Chair, Doctor Gachet, Red Vineyard, Souvenir d’ Mauve and Wheatfield., and Red Vineyard.
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