Visconti's latest launch draws inspiration from one of Van Gogh's most treasured and iconic paintings, 'Sunflowers'. Van Gogh painted with three shades of yellow Ôand nothing elseÕ. In doing so, he demonstrated that it was possible to create an image with numerous variations of a single color without any loss of eloquence.
The Visconti ÔSunflowersÕ fountain pen is made from natural resin, brought to life by vibrant yellow hues expressing a special significance for Van Gogh: ÔgratitudeÕ. The meticulous selection of resins and their color mix is one of the major innovations introduced by Visconti and makes each and every Visconti Van Gogh pen unique. The colors are further enhanced by the unique 18 faceted design of the Van Gogh Collection.
Just like other painters working at the time, Van Gogh created floral themed still-life paintings, but he did things a little differently, experimented with color. After practicing with different flowers, he chose a specific variety: the sunflower. Thinking that these flowers were somewhat coarse and unrefined, Van Gogh gave sunflowers the lead role in several paintings.
Van Gogh knew that his sunflower paintings were special, as did other people. After he died, friends brought sunflowers with them to his funeral. Sunflowers became synonymous with Van Gogh, just as he had hoped.
Each fountain pen nib is made from steel and engraved with Van Gogh's signature. A converter is included with each pen, and the fountain pen is presented in a gift box with a bookmark and a bottle of Visconti 'sunny yellow' ink to match the pen. It also accepts standard international short cartridges.
We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, expect some variation in the pattern from what you see here.