ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Visconti Dance of Time I - Savador Dali Surrealistic Collection Limited Edition Pen

Updated on August 17, 2013
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source

If you appreciate fine art, and are fascinated by the work of Salvador Dali, perhaps you should read about this fine writing instrument by Visconti. Can you imagine a Pen that was inspired by the symbolism of Salvador Dali's work? This is not an ordinary pen, and the effort that went into the creation of this pen does not stop with the precious metals and resin, or the master craftsmanship, there is actually a history lesson behind the creation.

Dante del Vecchio, founder of Visconti, is truly a master with regard to introducing World Class Writing Instruments. Visconti’s newest release, the Salvador Dali Surrealistic Limited Edition Pen Collection is nothing short of a masterpiece. The President of the “Ambrosiana Foundation”, Benjamin Levi also noted for being the world’s most significant collector of Dali sculpture, selected Florence Italy as the location for the Salvador Dali event museum. Visconti collaborated with Mr. Levi to help inspire the creative process ultimately reflected in this magnificent limited edition collection. The concept that inspired the creation of this pen came from the Salvador Dali “Dance of Time I”© and the impressive pen stand is an exact reproduction of another famous work of Dali "The Profile of Time"©. This creation was authorized by Mr. Benjamin Levi.

The symbolism behind the Surrealistic Collection starts with Dali’s preoccupation or obsession with the Lobster, which is hard on the outside and soft on the inside. Visconti consequently selected AG 925 (Sterling Silver) enameled for the hard exterior composition of the pen and the pen is delivered full of ink, which represents the soft interior of the Lobster. This exquisite limited edition pen features open windows cleverly integrated into the cap and body of the Visconti pen, allowing visability to the inner workings of the pen. The fountain pen nib is visible through these two windows in the cap of the pen, and you can also see the power feed rod and ink through the window on the body. These windows in the Visconti pen represent Dali’s Surrealist Newton sculpture which have large window like holes in the face and body of the sculpture.

Dali’s work ‘Woman Aflame’ represents two of his known passions, fire and a sensuous female figure. This female figure is divided up with Drawers which Dali associated with the fascination that children have with the unknown, and their intrigue with the hidden secrets and the symbolism of what mystery is contained within the drawers. While the fire, which is uncontrolled has a way of drawing us into the sensuality of the female figure. Visconti has captured the essence of this female sensuality with the blind cap unscrewing to access the double resevoir power filling system. This hidden filling system symbolizes the drawers divided up within the erotic female in Dali’s work. Most importantly, the sensuality of this magnificent pen and how beautifully it writes, is precisely what makes this Visconti a World Class Pen!

Moving on to Dali’s “Dance of Time I” you will note how Visconti masterfully reproduced the Melting Watch within the pen stand. Visconti has indeed recaptured some of Dali’s most famous works in this exquisite pen and pen stand. The concept of Dali’s ‘Unicorn’ sculpture with the Bleeding Heart is symbolized by the ink and how it gently flows to the nib of the pen.

I would also like to thank Roberto Sacchi, Visconti Sales Director for sharing the interpretive process of how Visconti recaptured the Salvador Dali sculpture. This article was reviewed by Dante del Vecchio himself to make sure we had the approval of Visconti. If you want to learn more about this exquisite masterpiece, I implore you to contact my brother Eddie the Pen Man.

©IAR Art Resource

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)