After 30 years of paying homage to the great patrons of the art world, Montblanc Patron of the Arts has evolved and created a new line: Masters of Art, which celebrates the greatest minds in the history of the world of Art. Only one of the greatest among these masters would be worthy of being the first to be featured in this collection. A master among masters, Vincent van Gogh has been widely recognized as one of the greatest artists of all time, and is now the theme to this grand opening at Montblanc.
Each edition from this collection draws inspiration from a concrete moment in Van Gogh’s biography, both personal and artistic. For example, the Limited Edition 161,will be the flagship of the Masters of Art in reference to the number 1.61, known as the golden proportion, which is vastly present in the world of art as the standard for perfection.
Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 4810
This limited edition is inspired by van Gogh’s time in Arles, where he created some of his most famous works, such as the Sunflowers, same which come to life on this writing instrument’s body in vibrant reds and oranges. The artist’s signature in orange lacquer can be seen in the body’s ring, along with the year of his moving to Arles, 1888, engraved right beside it. The solid-gold tip in Au 750 is engraved with a relief of the Sunflowers, while the cap contains multiple references to the instruments van Gogh used to work his perspectives. The same hood is made in hornbeam style as a reference to van Gogh’s admiration for Japanese art, while the instrument’s silhouette references the woodcutting blades from the land of the rising sun. Also in the cap you’ll find the name of the city of Borinage, where van Gogh begun his artistic career.
Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 888
This edition refers to the artist’s time in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Auvers-sur-Oise. The deep blue is a reference to his Wheatfield with Crows and other paintings from the same period, specked with little dots of shining lacquer that remind of the stars that shine over the wheatfields. The cap is adorned in various tones of blue that remind of the sky vault and solid-gold die-cuts in yellow, again a reminiscence of the colour of wheat. In the solid-gold nib one can catch a glimpse of the Blossoming Almond Tree, painted in honour of the birth of van Gogh’s nephew, one of his happiest moments. The ring is engraved with “1889”, in reference to the year in which he moved to Saint-Rémy, while the city’s name can be found at the top of the cap.
Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 161
The tip is engraved with the letter phi, a reference to the golden number, same which crowns this elegant writing tool’s body, made from silver Ag 925 and lacquer incrustations. It is a reference to his Tree Roots, painted in Auvers-sur-Oise, his final residence. The ring is engraved “1890”, the year of his moving to the city, and the silver cap reproduces the many sketches and drawings he made of the view from his window at the psychiatric ward of Saint-Rémy. The cap represents van Gogh’s creative stimuli, along with his blue lacquer fascettes.
Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 90
A new commemoration of the period in Arles, it represents the landscape of The Harvest, and pays homage to the impasto. The body is made of various layers of precious lacquer, hand-applied in yellows, reds and greens, thus making each of the 90 pieces unique. The front part is engraved with the Self Portrait with Straw Hat, while the solid-gold tip is once more engraved with the Sunflowers.
Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 8
This extremely limited edition illustrates once more the Wheatfield with Crows, evocating the movement and the brushstrokes. The body, made from solid gold Au 750, is decorated with applications of deep blue lacquer that remind of the sky over Auver-sur-Oise. The body has engraved a phrase taken from Vncent’s correspondence with his brother Theo: “le tableau me vient comme dans un rêve”. “I dream of painting, and then I paint my dreams”. The Self-portrait with Straw Hat is engraved in the front of the body, and the clip resembles a pipe, one of van Gogh’s favourite items, and the cap is decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds and a great celestial body made in artisanal marquetry.
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