Montblanc Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh LE 4810 roller
Item no: MB129156
With the Montblanc Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 4810, Montblanc celebrates Vincent van Gogh, one of the most popular painters of the late 19th century. This edition especially highlights his time in Arles with design details that reflect the Provençal cornfields and one of his most famous paintings,"Sunflowers".
The engraved 1888 on the barrel ring - next to Vincent's signature in bright orange - commemorates the year he moved to Arles. The vessel is decorated in shades of yellow and orange that reflect the sun-drenched landscapes of the South of France, as immortalized in Van Gogh's works. Van Gogh developed a looser, freer style and became equally proficient with the brush and palette knife - which he used for coarse, boisterous 'impasto' work.
His palette knife inspired the platinum-coated clip, while his fluid brushwork is immortalized in the cap's yellow lacquer. In addition, his penchant for pipe smoking, which he referenced in many of his self-portraits, is captured in a subtle detail of the clip:the top part is shaped like a pipe bowl and filled with yellow precious resin.
As a tribute to Vincent's fascination with traditional Japanese woodcuts, the overall shape is inspired by a Japanese woodcarving knife, while the cap is made of wood. The edition is crowned with a Montblanc emblem of yellow precious resin.