Montblanc Patron of Art Hommage to King Ludwig II
Tamer Frères & Montblanc pay tribute to one of the great cultural figures of the 19th century: Ludwig II, the Swan King on Thursday 3rd of May 2018 over a Fairytale Dinner. Every year to coincide with the Award, a unique Limited Edition writing instrument inspired by a historical patron of the arts is commissioned to honor the contemporary ones. The latest Montblanc Patron of Art edition celebrates the extraordinary life and cultural legacy of Ludwig II of Bavaria, referred to as the “Swan King” or the “Fairy Tale King”. As a patron of Richard Wagner, he facilitated the creation of the composer’s greatest works including Tristan and Isolde, Die Meistersinger and Parsifal. In addition to his support of music and theatre, King Ludwig dedicated himself to the construction of extraordinary palaces such as the fairy tale Schloss Neuschwanstein, a dramatic romantic fortress decorated with scenes from Wagner’s operatic masterpieces.