The prestigious Montblanc Maison introduces a remarkable new collection, the Masters of Art, dedicated to honoring the artistry and brilliance of history’s greatest artists. This inaugural edition pays tribute to the visionary Vincent van Gogh, celebrating his unique genius and profound contributions to the world of art.
Replacing the renowned Montblanc Patron of Art collection after a successful 30-year run, the Masters of Art Collection shifts the focus from art patrons to the celebrated artists themselves. This collection aims to immortalize various visual artists from different disciplines, spanning epochs such as the Renaissance, Baroque era, Impressionism period, and beyond. Each writing instrument in the collection draws inspiration from the timeless golden ratio, symbolizing harmony and beauty in art. The golden ratio, represented by the number 1.61 (Phi), serves as a special inspiration for the new Limited Edition 161, with the Phi symbol embossed on its handcrafted, solid Au 750 gold nib.
The first edition of the Masters of Art Collection pays homage to Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, an iconic figure of the late 19th century whose revolutionary ideas heralded the era of modernism. The collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam ensures that the Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Editions align with the museum’s deep insight into the artist’s life and works. As the leading centre of expertise on Vincent van Gogh, the Van Gogh Museum safeguards his artistic heritage with the world’s largest collection of his art.
The collection features five limited edition writing instruments that pay tribute to various personal and artistic periods in Van Gogh’s life. Each piece draws design inspiration from his well-known works and distinct art style. Montblanc’s meticulous craftsmanship brings forth a true celebration of the artist’s creative spirit.
The Montblanc Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 4810 pays tribute to Van Gogh’s time in Arles, capturing the essence of Provençal wheatfields and the iconic painting “Sunflowers.” The Limited Edition 888 and Limited Edition 161 commemorate Van Gogh’s time in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Auvers-sur-Oise, reflecting his mesmerizing landscapes and unique artistic technique.
For the discerning collector, the Montblanc Masters of Art Homage to Vincent van Gogh Limited Edition 90 and Limited Edition 8 offer exceptional exclusivity. These masterpieces capture the breath-taking blue skies and vibrant brushwork of Van Gogh’s acclaimed work “Wheatfield with Crows.”
Complementing the Limited Edition writing instruments, Montblanc offers exquisite writing accessories, fine stationery, and men’s accessories inspired by Van Gogh’s iconic works.
With its commitment to elevating artistry and craftsmanship, Montblanc’s Masters of Art Collection is a tribute to the timeless legacy of the world’s great artists and an embodiment of sophisticated style. Available from April 2023 at Montblanc boutiques and online, this remarkable collection embodies the pursuit of perfection and a deep reverence for the artistic masterpieces that have shaped human culture and history.