Montegrappa meets Salvador Dali for art. When art fuses into the sheer joy of writing, one can only expect a keeper.
September 16, 2013: Few are the intellectual giants who qualify for recognition in Montegrappa’s most exclusive range of pens. The subjects of the writing instruments in the Genio Creativo series are exceptional of course and another remarkable maestro to join this company (The third ‘creative genius’ in Montegrappa’s roster of peerless artists) is Salvador Dalí. A visionary who personified surrealism, he was also a writer, filmmaker and designer – truly the 20th Century equivalent of a ‘Renaissance Man’.
Blessed not only with technical skills talent but also with a unique visual sense, Dalí produced a number of significant works so original and startling that they have entered the global consciousness. Among the most famous are The Persistence of Memory, the universally familiar surrealistic landscape of soft, melting pocket watches painted in 1931, and his 1944 work, Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening.
Montegrappa’s designers have transformed the noble beasts in the novel of Hypnerotomachia Polyphili, portrayed ‘with long, multi-jointed, almost invisible legs of desire along with obelisks on their backs’ into miniature manifestations of Dalí’s art. On the Dalí pen, the elephant embraces a barrel of Mediterranean blue celluloid for the silver edition, or in malachite green for the solid gold version. When the pen is opened, a quote from the autobiography, The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí, is inscribed on the sterling silver inner barrel. Inspired to take art into your own hands?
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