With its new Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso, Montblanc pays tribute to a genius of his century – the outstanding painter and passionate writer Pablo Picasso. Explore this exclusive edition inspired by his famous drawings and writings.
The Montblanc Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso
For many years, Montblanc has been creating emblematic pieces to pay homage to distinguished historical or cultural personalities with its exclusive Limited Editions. In 2012, Montblanc is delighted to present the Pablo Picasso Artisan Edition, dedicating two special editions of fountain pens to this extraordinary painter: the Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso Limited Edition 39, and the Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso Limited Edition 91.
The two share design characteristics, acknowledging both his recognition as the co-founder of the Cubist movement and the wide variety of styles expressed in his works. The design was mainly inspired by the writing of Picasso and by the drawing “Portrait de jeune fille” from 1936, while the silhouette of the two fountain pens is based on the shape of a pencil to symbolise the simplicity of Picasso himself.
Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso Limited Edition 91
The skeletonised 18 K solid gold cap has an opening that exposes the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib, which brings to mind Picasso’s famous drawing “Ojo“. The precious cap is engraved with Picasso’s comments and sketches relating to his “Portrait de jeune fille”, while the artfully crafted clip forms the portrait of this famous work of art.
Picasso’s Spanish origin is masterfully visualised on the cone: the composition of red lacquered stripes between rings made of 750 solid gold represents the national colours of Spain. The barrel made of black precious lacquer is shaped reminiscent of the simple pencils Picasso used for many of his sketches.
In remembrance of the number of years he lived, the Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso is limited to 91 pieces worldwide.
Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso Limited Edition 39
The exclusive Limited Edition 39 features Picasso’s comments and sketches relating to the work “Portrait de jeune fille” on a grey lacquered barrel in shape of a pencil.
The 18 K gold rhodium-plated nib is visible through an opening in the cap and is decorated with an engraving of the famous Picasso hallmark, the “Ojo”. The cap top is adorned with an embedded Montblanc emblem made in mother-of-pearl.
Only 39 items throughout the world make up this Limited Edition alluding to the number of paintings and drawings of his muse Sylvette David.
Pablo Picasso – the Painter
Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga in 1881 and started to paint at the early age of seven. Only two years later, he completed his first oil painting “Picador”, which marks the beginning of an unprecedented artistic career initiated by his father’s painting lessons. After visiting art academies in Barcelona and Madrid, Picasso reviewed the creative principles of the avant-garde movements typical of the time.
In 1907, his work “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” culminated in an art-history revolution. With its geometrical shapes, conveyed an entirely new, breath-taking aesthetic, Picasso was giving birth to Cubism and became the pioneer of Modernism.
Until his death in 1973, the outstanding artist created more than 50,000 works, ranging from drawings and ceramics to poems, sculptures and paintings.
Pablo Picasso – The Writer
Surrealist, impulsive and with an absolutely extraordinary plasticity, Pablo Picasso’s writing was just as multifaceted as his painting. With uncontainable passion, he created a literary legacy of unique value between 1935 and 1959. Without fitting into any particular category and without worrying about the rules of grammar, this exceptional artist wrote three theatrical scripts as well as 300 poems in the form of a diary that ranged from simple prose to short, expressionist stories.
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