The Ancora Raphael Blue fountain pen, made with fine resins and acrylics. Also, the pen has a Piston ink feed mechanism, and a 18 carat white gold nib, made by them in house. The pen has an edition Limited to 88 Pens. The one for sale is the 10th of 88 pens.
Ancora Raphael Blue Fountain Pen
Raphael (1483-1520), an Italian painter of the High Renaissance. Best known for his Madonnas and for his large compositions in the Vatican. Also, admired for his clarity of form and ease of composition. His teachers were Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
Pope Julius II call Raphael to complete the decoration of some rooms in the Vatican. The School of Athens come to be the best known of these works. A room honoring the greek philosophers. Plato and Aristotle are central, joined by Socrates and Plato, and more. This work also displays his technical skill.
Raphael and his work
Many of his works took place during the years 1505 and 1507, most notably the great series of Madonnas, have a clear influence of Leonardo, who since 1480 had been making great innovations in art painting. Raphael, suffered Leonardo’s influence on his Madonna and Child with St. Anne pictures, marked by an intimacy and simplicity of settings not common in 15th-century’s art.
He learned the Florentine method of building up the composition; where the figures are grouped as a single unit, but each retains its own individuality and shape. New rules of composition and suppression of non essentials distinguishes the works he painted in Florence. Raphael also owed much to DaVinci’s lighting techniques. In 1507 Raphael got a commission to paint the Deposition of Christ that is now in Rome. In this work, it is clear that he learned from Michelangelo the expressive possibilities of human anatomy.
But Raphael differed from Leonardo and Michelangelo, who were both painters of dark excitement, in that he has a more extroverted style that would make more accessible any visual communication. This Limited Edition pen, includes a piston ink Filler System, with an 18 carat gold nib also made by them in house.