1654, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), reed pen
and quill pen and brown ink, 19x20.
When he was a boy of 14 in the village of Dankawali in northeast Sierra Leone, Kewulay watched his father, a member of the Finah clan of oral poets and masters of ceremony, writing down the ancient stories in the Kuranko language, in an Arabic script on an animal skin with a reed pen
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
18) Whatever the identity of the speaker--whether reed pen
or rune-staff, or something else altogether--what in the Latin text served as a surrogate or messenger for the speech of its author now becomes the subject of speech itself, replete with its own past, development, and subjectivity.
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.
Using a quill or reed pen
, the written portion was executed before any of the illustrations were finalized.
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.
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.
There are many drawings, ranging from thumbnail sketches on letters to large and complex works executed in ink with a reed pen