Visconti named this sought-after series for the 16th-century Italian genius Michelangelo – painter, sculptor, architect, poet, engineer and true Renaissance man. The pen’s ‘genius’ 18-sided design is representative of the day he died, February 18, 1564, and the multiple facets of his artistry. Back to Black with black rhodium-plated trim. The wide band is engraved with the artist’s name and a Renaissance frieze pattern. The pens snap shut with an ingenious magnetic closure. The Michelangelo Back to Black fountain pen features a black rhodium plated steel nib.