MEDUSA EYES PERPETUA

10,50

Innovative, eco-friendly and with a unique and original design: the inkless pen ‘Perpetua’, customised with the eyes of Medusa, is available in eight colours.
The Medusa, painted by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, around 1597, is today housed in the Galleria degli Uffizi.

Probably made at the request of Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, representative of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in Rome, it was donated to the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de ‘Medici, who in those years was setting up his private armor suite at the Uffizi Gallery.
The choice to paint the freshly cut head of the Gorgon on a convex support seems not to have been dictated only by the need to create a work destined to coexist with weapons and armor, but by Caravaggio’s desire to recall the original myth as much as possible. In the story, in fact, the head of Medusa is exhibited by the hero Perseus on her shield, a trophy that would have had the purpose of instilling horror in his enemies, and subsequently given to the goddess Athena who would have shown it on her Aegis.
The crazy gaze, the jet of blood at the base of the neck and the wriggling of snakes in the hair make one imagine that it is almost a photograph taken a few moments after take-off. The particular curved shape of the support not only makes the work an encounter between painting and sculpture, but makes the eyes of the medusa, seat of her power, follow the observer.

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SKU: 02PETM01004

Produced in an innovative material of which 80% is taken from recycled graphite
Entirely made in Italy
Design: Marta Giardini Studio, mention of honour at the Golden Compass awards, 2016
It can write 1,120 km, meaning 22 times longer than a traditional pencil
The design is unique and unmistakeable; it has a single flat side, all the rest being round
It can be sharpened, but it writes even without a sharp tip or when broken in two
Its eraser is always ready, attached without the use of glue
If it falls, it will not break
No paint or wood

Perpetua can even write on tablets and smartphones:
As well as being an excellent conductor of heat and sound, graphite is also an excellent conductor of electricity. And it is thanks to this characteristic that the graphite in Perpetua manages to interact with tablets and smartphones.

How to use it:
By removing Perpetua’s eraser, the tip may be transformed into a capacitive stylus. This is possible thanks to the electrical conduction properties of the graphite with which it is made. The eraser may still be used once detached.

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