ROYAL TALENS TEAMS UP WITH VAN GOGH MUSEUM
Royal Talens and the Van Gogh Museum have partnered up to create a collection of painting and drawing materials that pay homage to Vincent van Gogh. The collection of creative materials is inspired by the colour palette of several masterpieces at the Van Gogh Museum, and invites users to follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps by discovering their creativity and pushing their boundaries.
The Royal Talens x Van Gogh Museum creative collection caters to amateurs and professionals, and to burgeoning and experienced artists. The colours selected for the products are based on works by Vincent van Gogh, such as the iconic Sunflowers, Irises and Almond Blossom, which are all in the permanent collection at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The creative collection will be available soon at retail partners of Royal Talens and in the Van Gogh Museum webstore.
Ecoline x Van Gogh Museum Brush Pens – This set of five Ecoline brush pens is ideal for illustration and calligraphy, and takes its lead from the vivid colour palette in Irises (1890). In this work, Van Gogh experimented with powerful colour contrasts. By placing the purple flowers against a yellow background, he made the decorative forms of the irises stand out even more strongly.
Van Gogh x Van Gogh Museum Water Colour Pocket Box – A compact water colour set featuring 12 colours inspired by the colour palette in Vincent van Gogh’s dynamic Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat (1887), in which he used complementary colours. This special edition of the Van Gogh pocket box is bright orange, just like the short stripes of orange paint in the halo around Van Gogh’s head in the self-portrait. This watercolour pocket box is therefore a genuine collector’s item.
Sakura x Van Gogh Museum Pigma Micron Fineliners – Van Gogh’s masterpiece Flowering Plum Orchard (after Hiroshige) (1887) is the perfect link between the Japanese brand Sakura, which celebrates its centenary this year, and Van Gogh, who was greatly inspired by Japanese printmaking. Van Gogh made three paintings after Japanese prints from his own collection, which gave him a chance to explore the Japanese printmakers’ style and use of colour. The four colours selected for the fineliners are inspired by the colour palette in the painting, and are amongst the most popular colours for writing and decoration.
Sakura x Van Gogh Museum Gelly Roll Gel Pens – Vincent van Gogh’s Almond Blossom (1890) ties in seamlessly with Sakura’s mission to allow everyone’s creativity to flourish. The painting shows one of Van Gogh’s favourite subjects: large blossom branches against a blue sky. For this painting, which symbolises new life, Van Gogh drew inspiration from Japanese printmaking. Illustrate, draw and write in the colours of Almond Blossom with this set of five gel pens.
Bruynzeel x Van Gogh Museum Coloured Pencils – A luxury storage tin featuring the iconic painting Sunflowers (1889), one of Van Gogh’s world-famous masterpieces. Van Gogh was one of only a handful of painters to give the sunflower the lead role in various flower still lifes. In contrast to traditional, darker floral compositions, his Sunflowers were explosions of colour. The tin contains 12 coloured pencils with high-quality pigments.
The Royal Talens x Van Gogh Museum collection of creative materials will be available soon at retail partners of Royal Talens and in the Van Gogh Museum webstore. The Bruynzeel x Van Gogh Museum Coloured Pencils will be available in early August 2021.