The Ancora Raphael Blue fountain pen, made with fine resins and acrylics, has a piston ink feed mechanism. Also has 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 10/88 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, he is admired for his clarity of form and ease of composition. His teachers were Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
Pope Julius II invited Raphael to complete the decoration of some rooms in the Vatican. A room honors the Greek philosophers; Plato and Aristotle who are central, joined by Socrates and Plato in the side. This work clearly displays his technical skill.
Raphael and his work
Rapahael finished many of his works between 1505 and 1507. His Madonna series show a clear influence of Leonardo, who since 1480 had been making great innovations in painting. Leonardo’s strongly influenced Raphael’s Madonna and Child with St. Anne. A picture also marked by a simplicity, not common in 15th-century’s art.
He learned the Florentine method of building up the composition; the figures are grouped as a single unit, but each retains its own individuality and shape. New rules of composition that suppress the non essential detail tell apart the works he painted in Florence. Raphael also owed much to DaVinci’s lighting techniques. In 1507 Raphael obtain a commission to paint the Deposition of Christ, that is now in Rome. In this work, it is clear that he learned from Michel Angelo to express the human anatomy.
But Raphael differed from Leonardo and Michel Angelo, who were both painters of dark excitement, in that he has a more extroverted style that would make easier any visual communication. This Limited Edition fountain pen, includes a piston ink system, with an 18 carat gold nib also, made by them in house.