But soon he started using the common reed pen
and wooden spatula in his works also.
In his eyes, the idea of veracity comes first which he attains using a reed pen
There are many drawings, ranging from thumbnail sketches on letters to large and complex works executed in ink with a reed pen
Besides metal pens, the authors include such tools as brushes and unorthodox writing utensils, as well as the reed pen
and how to make it.
Rembrandt's drypoints and etchings no doubt were an influence on Van Gogh's expressive freedom with the reed pen
, as well as on his choice of subject matter.
Using the reed pen
, Van Gogh developed a vocabulary of marks--staccato lines, dots, hooks, crochets, and bars--that served as equivalents for his perceptions of light and color.
Did you know that Van Gogh used a reed pen
to draw with because of his admiration for Rembrandt, who used one 200 years before, and that he thought the Japanese tool exotic.
Recreating the spirit of his Japanese mentors, he used a reed pen
and brown ink on wove paper.
Vincent van Gogh Arles : vue des champs de ble, 1888 Reed pen
and sepia ink on paper 31,2 x 24,2 cm J.
For writing, the calligrapher employs a reed pen
(qalam) with the working point cut at an angle.
It is one of four reed pen
drawings on show at the Neue Galerie that the artist made in Arles, his best period.
He worked with a reed pen
, sometimes dabbing on occasional colour washes, and today an original will cost thousands.