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Impruneta and Jean Michel Folon
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Impruneta and Jean Michel Folon
We could say that, unawarely, Jean Michel Folon has always represented Chianti in his every picture; on the other hand, we could say that Chianti never found an artist capable of reproducing the atmosphere that many wanderers breathe once they take their first steps among our hills, until Folon made his visit.

Folon, notable Belgian artist, whose love for Florentine countryside was renowned, has left a last artistic tribute in Impruneta, before passing away.

In 2005 Folon created a “logo”, that represented the countryside region of Impruneta, Bagno a Ripoli and Greve in Chianti, for the new tourism signage system. Folon’s painting is a welcome message for every visitor entering one of the three municipalities.

Jean Michel Folon (whose masterpiece “man with umbrella” stands in front of the Saschall theatre in Florence) with his sober and gentle style, and his delicate choices of colours, perfectly matches the aura of peacefulness embracing the Florentine countryside.

An Exhibition was held, between May and September 2005, with the goal to tighten the bond between the Artist and the Florentine surroundings region; the Exhibition Folon/Firenze (www.folonfirenze.it) hosted about 250 artworks. Many other sculptures and pictures were laid out in Forte Belvedere and in the Sala d’Arme in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, while ceramics and terracotta artworks were displayed in many locations in the area of Impruneta, Bagno A Ripoli and Greve in Chianti.

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