What colour is a song?
What does a word taste like?
These peculiar questions introduce us to a fascinating topic that crosses neurological sciences, as well as art and literature. We are referring to the world of synesthesia. Contrary to the word “anaesthesia”, which means ‘loss of sensation’, the term “synesthesia” comes from the Greek sýn, meaning ‘join’, and aisthánomai, meaning ‘I feel’, referring to the idea of ‘feeling together’.
People with synesthesia can savor a word, see a sound, hear a color, involuntarily and automatically experiencing a blending of the senses that characterizes a rich and dense way of experiencing the world.
The joining of different sensations typical of synesthetic experiences also features arts: the painter Kandinsky, for example, talks about colours and music as intrinsically intertwined. In his “On the Spiritual in Art”, the artist describes his ability of hearing the voices of colours, which he combined together in his paintings to form choirs on the canvas.
Synesthesia also characterizes literature as a figure of speech that enriches descriptions by combining words linked to different senses. We can find an example of it in the poem “Il Bove” by Giosuè Carducci, where the author writes about the “green silence” to describe the quiet, bucolic world he loved so much.
To the shapes and colours of the paintings, able to turn into musical notes, and to the written word, capable of creating dense and sensorial images, we dedicate the colours of our new Senso, Fusione and Sinestesia fountain pens of the PIUMA collection. Their lively, fluctuating colours are embellished with silver intrusion and are created with Diamond Cast, a material made with Alumilite and a combination of real diamond and various pigments.
PIUMA Sinestesia collection is available in 70 pieces in the 3 models Senso, Fusione and Sinestesia, all decorated with platinum trim.
PIUMA Senso – variegated blue