The non-profit organization, “Panzano Arte” is pleased to announce the first edition of its festival, which will present the sculptures of the French artist Nathalie Decoster, in the heart of the Chianti region, Italy.

22 June Giugno
18 September Settembre
2019
Panzano Arte

An art trail in Tuscany with Nathalie Decoster

Panzano Arte is proud to present the first edition of its art trail in the heart of the Italian Chianti region. It features sculptures by French artist Nathalie Decoster set in a scenography created by curator Mila Sturm. It runs from 22nd June to 18th September 2019.

“The magical village of Panzano between Florence and Sienna nestles amidst the rolling hills of the Chianti. This beautiful village is the starting point for a path that winds its way between rows of cypresses and vineyards. What could possibly be better for an artist than to contribute to this breathtaking landscape with a selection of works that are both contemporary and humanist?” Nathalie Decoster.

World-renowned sculptor Nathalie Decoster explores the human condition through her art, creating a universal language all of her own.

The philosophy at the heart of her work is grounded in our relationship with time and nature. She makes us aware of the value of time. The time we give and the time we receive, the time that makes the moments of our life. The title of her iconic sculpture “Le Temps qui Passe” is a perfect illustration of her positive vision of the passing of time, a path that allows us to attain wisdom and serenity.

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Portrait

Nathalie Decoster

Nathalie Decoster is a French artist, born in 1965.

Her work has enjoyed a high level of visibility, for example with the installation of 9 monumental sculptures on the Champs Elysées in 2009, 2 monumental sculptures at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and works in the Paris Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Nathalie Decoster is an international artist, whose work can also be seen at the Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MUBE) in Sao Paulo, in the streets of Shanghai and on the banks of Lake Como in Italy.

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Portrait

Dario Cecchini

Panzano Arte is Dario Cecchini’s life-long dream. He is also the event’s ambassador, and subject of a recent episode of Netflix’s cult culinary documentary series “Chef’s Table”.

Dario Cecchini was born in Panzano in Chianti (Tuscany) in 1955. The Cecchinis have been butchers from father to son for 8 generations and have a deeply humanist approach to the butcher’s trade, which they have raised to an art form. Describing himself as a “butcher-poet”, Dario tirelessly defends the values of craftsmanship and quality.

The family butcher shop plays a central role in the life of Panzano. It has also become a must-see destination for visitors to the region.

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The village of Panzano in Chianti

The Tuscan village of Panzano in Chianti is nestled in the hills between Florence and Sienna. It is surrounded by vines and cypress that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Since the Renaissance, the village has enjoyed an international reputation as a bastion of artistic, spiritual and environmental values.

Tuscany is a region of beautiful rolling landscapes that were immortalised in the mythical paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and the birthplace of many artists. Panzano is famous all over the world for its vineyards that boast exceptional soils and climate.

Panzano Arte’s art trail of Nathalie Decoster’s statues reflects the longstanding symbiosis between nature and art in Tuscany.

The estates partnering with Panzano Arte

30 sculptures and 3 very large format photos by Nathalie Decoster feature on this art trail that starts off in the heart of the village of Panzano before continuing through the Tuscan landscape to visit the 4 vineyards that are partnering with the exhibition. Located on the outskirts of the village, these estates will open their doors to the public during the exhibition: Fontodi, Tenuta Casenuove, Renzo Marinai and La Massa.

  • Fontodi
  • La Massa
  • Renzo Marinai
  • Tenuta Casenuove
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